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During Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season, muzzleloading rifles or handguns of any caliber, with flint or percussion ignition (including in-lines), shooting round balls, conical bullets or saboted bullets. Muzzleloading firearms equipped with open sights or telescopic sights (scopes). Muzzleloading shotguns no larger than 10-gauge, shooting round balls, conical bullets or saboted bullets. A muzzleloading rifle of .50 caliber or larger when hunting elk during Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season.

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season

 For more details on zone mapping and regulations click here.

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3

Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 – Oct 22 2017

either sex

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 – Oct 22 2017

antlered

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 – Dec 14 2017

antlered

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3

Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 – Dec 17 2017

either sex

 

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Dec 15 2017 – Dec 17 2017

either sex

 

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season
 

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

The following items are new for the 2015-16 deer hunting season:

  • Bullitt, Green, Hopkins, LaRue and Nelson counties are now Zone 1.  Grayson and Ohio counties are now Zone 2.  Allen County is now Zone 3.
  • A legal resident hunter age 65 years or older may hunt deer with a crossbow from the first Saturday in September through the third Monday in January.
  • Some deer regulations have changed on the following WMA’s:  Clay WMA, Dewey Lake WMA, Yatesville Lake WMA, Higginson-Henry WMA, Lake Barkley WMA and Redbird WMA.
  • At Veterans Memorial WMA in Scott County, a two-day quota hunt for antlerless deer only will be held for two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in December.  A participant in this quota hunt will receive one preference point for each female deer checked in, up to a maximum of four.
  • At Kentucky River WMA in Henry and Owen counties, a firearms quota hunt will be held for two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November.
  • Marion County WMA is open under statewide regulations.  The quota gun hunt has been eliminated.
  • At Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County, the quota gun hunt in November has been eliminated.  A quota hunt will be held on two consecutive days starting the second Saturday in December.

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season:

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3

Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 – Oct 22 2017

either sex

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 – Oct 22 2017

antlered

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 – Dec 14 2017

antlered

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3

Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 – Dec 17 2017

either sex 

Location: Zone 4

Season Dates: Dec 15 2017 – Dec 17 2017

either sex

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

Have Kentucky 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 Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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