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 2022-2023

For more details on zone mapping and regulations click here.

Early Season Dates:

Oct 15 2022 – Oct 16 2022
Either Sex: Zones 1,2, and 3. Antlered Deer only Zone 4. Early season.

Late Season Dates:

Dec 10 2022 – Dec 18 2022
Late muzzleloader season. In Zone 4 antlerless deer may not be taken from 12-10-22 through 12-15-22. From 12-16-22 through 12-18-22 hunters may harvest an antlerless deer. Hunters may use archery equipment or crossbows during this season. Blaze orange requirements for deer hunters still apply regardless of method.

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

Kentucky Muzzleloader Hunting Season:

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE RESOURCES

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