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During the New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season, a muzzleloading rifle or pistol (including smoothbore muzzleloaders) is loaded through the muzzle, shooting a single projectile and having a bore of .44 inches or larger. Double-barreled muzzleloaders and percussion cap revolvers are not legal during the special muzzleloading season. If you hunt with a single-shot muzzleloading pistol, you must have a New York State Pistol License. Hunters shall not have in their possession, or be accompanied by a person who has in his or her possession, a bow or firearm other than the legal muzzleloading firearm. You may use fiber-optic sights or scopes on a muzzleloading firearm at any time.

New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Oct. 14 – Oct. 20
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
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New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season

New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season

 

New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season

 

2017 Deer Hunting Season Dates

Deer Hunting Season Dates
Area Bowhunting Crossbow Regular Season Muzzleloading Special Firearms
Season
Northern Zone Sept. 27 – Oct. 20
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Oct. 11 -Oct.20 Oct. 21 – Dec.3 Oct. 14 – Oct. 20
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Southern Zone Oct. 1 – Nov. 17
Dec. 11 – Dec. 19
Nov. 4 – Nov. 17
(Not in WMUs 4J or 8C)
Nov. 18 – Dec. 10 Dec. 11 – Dec. 19 (except bowhunting only WMUs 4J and 8C)
Westchester County
(WMU 3S)
same as Regular Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
(bowhunting only)
Suffolk County
(WMU 1C)
same as Regular Season Oct. 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018
(bowhunting only)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 31, 2018
(Special Permit Required)

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/hunting.html

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

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