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Muzzleloader Season is Open, so is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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Woolford, Md.-  The Muzzleloader hunting season took off Thursday as the Friends of Blackwater announced the refuge will be open to hunters this weekend.

The announcement about the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge opening comes days after hunters began to realize the park may not be open if the government remained shut down.  The reopening of the government late Wednesday night guaranteed the park would be open, as originally planned.

Hunter CJ Fegan said the park's closure this weekend would have ruined plans for some families.

"A lot of families go out there, and a lot of guys base their time around going there.  If it's closed, they can't go hunting." said Fegan.

Thursday also marked the opening of muzzleloader season.  This is the first time firearms can be used this season.  John Ambrose says he's glad the season has finally arrived.

"It's anticipated, the early muzzleloader season.  Pretty much you have the early bow season, then this is the first time to get the gun in the hand." said Ambrose.

More information about the season can be found on the Maryland DNR page here.

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