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In the North Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season rules, Muzzleloading pistols are not legal for hunting, but all Muzzleloader rifles and Shotguns are.

North Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season

EASTERN DEER SEASON Blackpowder: Sept. 30 – Oct. 13,

CENTRAL DEER SEASON Blackpowder: Oct. 28 – Nov. 10

NORTHWESTERN DEER SEASONBlackpowder: Nov. 4 – Nov. 17

WESTERN DEER SEASON Blackpowder: Oct. 2 – Oct. 14

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North Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season

North Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

The Hunter Education Program of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission provides free hunter education courses throughout the year in every county.  More than a firearm safety course, instruction includes ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety.Hunter Education

There are no minimum age requirements, however, classes are taught at a sixth grade level and tests must be completed without assistance. Courses are a minimum of 6 hours, taught by wildlife officers, hunter education specialists and certified volunteer instructors, and certification is accepted in every state and province in North America.

Due to hunter education, hunting accidents have decreased by over 50% during the last twenty years making hunting one of the safest recreational activities.

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

(Deer) October 3rd-November 20th (Varies by unit.)

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.ncwildlife.org/

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

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