About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Oklahoma Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.

There are three ways to unload a muzzleloader.

  • Unload a muzzleloader by discharging it into a suitable backstop. Do not fire into the air or into the ground at your feet in case the projectile ricochets.
  • Use a CO2 discharger to clear the barrel.
    • Percussion Lock Muzzleloader: Slip the discharger over the nipple.
    • Flintlock Muzzleloader: Place the discharger against the touchhole.
  • On a modern in-line muzzleloader, remove the breech plug. Then simply push the projectile and powder out the rear of the barrel.

When a muzzleloader is unloaded, place your ramrod or loading rod in the barrel before leaning the firearm against a good rest—this will prevent debris from falling down the barrel and blocking the touchhole.

CO2 Discharger