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This is a question asked solely for the reason of asking.May be a little lengthy.

Lets say a guy hunts only with archery equipment.You harvest a buck Nov. 1.You have one tag for either sex left,so you buy a antlerless tag.You purchase a firearms any deer permit to hunt the november portion of deer season but do not kill a deer.You harvest a second buck on Dec.1,so you now have a antlerless archery permit and any deer firearms permit.Could you harvest a buck during the muzzleloader portion with your bow and tag it with your firearms permit?You have a antlerless permit so you are hunting legally anyway.The regs only list muzzleloaders as legal method during muzzleloader season,but archery season does not close.And you can legally harvest a deer during reg. firearms season with a bow with a gun tag.Im thinking the answer to the question is no,but it seemed a little open to question in my opinion,or maybe im just overthinking the whole thing.Just curious on your thoughts.(and NO i dont plan on or know anyone who is planning on doing this)
 

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[rquote=1517529&tid=105804&author=jakesdad]This is a question asked solely for the reason of asking.May be a little lengthy.

Lets say a guy hunts only with archery equipment.You harvest a buck Nov. 1.You have one tag for either sex left,so you buy a antlerless tag.You purchase a firearms any deer permit to hunt the november portion of deer season but do not kill a deer.You harvest a second buck on Dec.1,so you now have a antlerless archery permit and any deer firearms permit.Could you harvest a buck during the muzzleloader portion with your bow and tag it with your firearms permit?You have a antlerless permit so you are hunting legally anyway.The regs only list muzzleloaders as legal method during muzzleloader season,but archery season does not close.And you can legally harvest a deer during reg. firearms season with a bow with a gun tag.Im thinking the answer to the question is no,but it seemed a little open to question in my opinion,or maybe im just overthinking the whole thing.Just curious on your thoughts.(and NO i dont plan on or know anyone who is planning on doing this)[/rquote]

If you are hunting with your bow, you have to tag it with your bow tag. The reason being is that archery season is open during muzzleloader season and not during archery season.
 

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Since archery methods are not listed as approved weapons for the muzzleloader portion of the season the answer must be no. It isn't actually in the spirit of why the archery methods are not legal during muzzleloader season (which is because archery season is open at the same time and you can't carry a firearm while archery hunting) But it must be the trade off that is needed to eliminate grey areas. (.02)

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If your question is "Can you take a buck on your left over firearms any deer tag with archery methods during muzzleloader season?" the answer is no. Archer methods are not a legal method during Muzzleloader season with your firearms tag. 3CSR 10-7.431(5)(B) in the 2009 Fall Deer and Turkey hunting regulations and information, pg. 28 in the left column. If you had an any deer archery permit then you could take one with your bow since the season is still open.
To break it down... look in the 2009 Fall Deer and Turkey hunting regulations and information pamphlet on pg. 11 (this explains the legal methods during Firearms Season, pg. 13 explains the legal methods for the Muzzleloader portion.
Hope this helps.
Scott Stephens
Clay county Conservation Agent
 

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[rquote=1519295&tid=105804&author=GoGop]I like having agents here to answer the questions. :cheers:[/rquote]

Me too. I think it's very helpful and I really like the Ask the MDC area.
 
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