Muzzleloaders 101 is a 6-Part set consisting of 11 online videos that you watch in the privacy of your own home at your own pace.
I'm John McAdams and I'll be your host through the entire course, which I meticulously designed for maximum impact in training, education, and entertainment.
Part 1 is the foundation for the rest of the course where you'll learn the Insider's Muzzleloader Framework at a high level, the backstory of how I developed this framework, and why it's so important to use this framework when preparing for a muzzleloader hunt.
Part 2 covers the legal side of hunting with a muzzleloader. Muzzleloader hunting regulations in many states are notoriously difficult to understand and they seem like they're constantly changing. The last thing anybody wants is to unintentionally violate the law. For that reason, I show you how to decipher hunting regulations and go over the sort of features and pieces of gear that are commonly regulated so that you can ensure you’re hunting with legal muzzleloader equipment in this module.
Part 3 covers some of the various experiences available when hunting with a muzzleloader. The muzzleloader hunting community is very large and diverse and it encompasses everything from people who use the latest cutting edge technology that helps them take shots on game several hundred yards away, to people who are very traditional and use true primitive flintlock or percussion cap muzzleloaders, and everything in between. In this module, I’ll cover some of the different options out there and help you find the sort of experience you want.
Part 4 focuses equipment selection and I’ll help you select the best equipment for the game you want to hunt and for the situations you’re most likely to encounter that game under. I’ll help you find the right muzzleloader, sighting system, powder, primer, bullet, and other accessories for your individual hunting situation that ALSO fit within the constraints of what’s legal for you to use, your budget, and the sort of hunting experience you want.
Part 5 will show you how to use a muzzleloader. In this module, I’ll show you how to load, fire, reload, unload, transport, store, and clean your muzzleloader.
Part 6 covers some of my best secrets for getting the absolute best performance out of your muzzleloader. I’ll share tips on how to ensure your muzzleloader always goes off, even in really bad weather, and how to troubleshoot accuracy and ignition issues. I’ll also share the best practices I’ve developed over many years of carrying a muzzleloader hunting: what gear you should carry afield with you on your person or in your bag, the best way to physically carry your muzzleloader on a stalk, what to do after you actually shoot an animal with your muzzleloader, and much more.