Hunting and shooting with a black powder gun (muzzleloader) is lots of fun. It is a bit more time consuming than using a modern rifle or shotgun. It is very important to learn how to load your weapon properly, so as to prevent misfires and accidental overloads.
Hunting with these old-style guns helps you understand how it was done by men like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. I even killed two deer with one shot last year! My dad was a little mad because he had to clean and dress both of them, but he still brags about it to his friends.
Even though standard muzzleloaders (usually) just give you the opportunity for one shot, they can still be very effective hunting tools. They can also be very dangerous when not handled properly!
Remember: SAFETY FIRST! Gun Safety
1) Keep black powder and Pyrodex away from open flames and
2) Always measure your black powder/Pyrodex carefully.
3) Follow all instructions found in your owners manual.
4) Carefully follow all rules of safe gun