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Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season – Landscape diversity provides ample opportunities for hunting or trapping a variety of species in Illinois. From hunting ducks along a Mississippi River backwater slough to bow hunting deer in the forests of the Shawnee, Illinois has a variety of opportunities and experiences available. Hunting and trapping play important roles in the ecology and conservation of Illinois’ game species.

Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season

First Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates: (Deer)

Start Date:
11/30/2017
End Date:
12/3/2017
Second Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates: (Deer)
Start Date:
12/8/2017
End Date:
12/10/2017

– One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset each day.

Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

 

Single or double-barreled muzzleloading rifles of at least .45 caliber shooting a single projectile through a barrel of at least sixteen inches in length. A muzzleloading firearm is defined as a firearm that is incapable of being loaded from the breech end. Only black powder or a black powder substitute such as Pyrodex may be used. Modern smokeless powders are an approved black powder substitute only in muzzleloading firearms that are specifically designed for their use. Percussion caps (shotgun primers are legal), wheel-lock, matchlock or flint type ignition only may be used, except the Connecticut Valley Arms electronic ignition shall be legal to use.

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

First Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates: (Deer)

Start Date:
11/30/2017
End Date:
12/3/2017
Second Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates: (Deer)
Start Date:
12/8/2017
End Date:
12/10/2017

– One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset each day.

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/

Have Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about Illinois Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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