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I heard the Fish and Game Commission changed the muzzleloader rules to allow scopes for folks with bad eyesight, does that mean I can use a scope this fall?

Answer

No. Non-biological hunting rules, including the use of scopes on muzzleloaders only for visually disabled hunters, approved by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in Post Falls last week will not go into effect until 2009. In the past, this type of rule went to the commission in January, but a moratorium blocks proposed rulemaking from mid-November until the end of the legislative session. The change gives Fish and Game more time to make the public aware of changes and more time for public comment before 2009 seasons begin.