Muzzlerloader time: Some hunters are traditionalists, others go modern – The late muzzleloading season for deer hunting in the Southern Zone began last week and ends Tuesday. The only firearm allowed is a muzzleloader. Shotguns and rifles are banned. The firearms used by muzzleloader hunters, though, do vary. There are the traditionalists with their flintlock and caplock rifles with iron sights. The vast majority, however, use the modern “inline” muzzleloaders with high-powered scopes. Just what is a muzzleloader?