During Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, only open and peep type sights (including those with fiber optic material) are legal. Scopes, including holographic or red dot scopes, are not legal for this season, except for use of non-magnifying scopes by special permit for persons with medically verified visual impairments.

Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season 2023-2024

2023 Deer Season

09/16/23 – 12/31/23Deer – ArcheryStatewide
10/19/23 – 10/22/23Deer – Early Antlerless
10/19/23 – 10/22/23Deer – YouthStatewide
11/4/23 – 11/19/23Deer – Firearm (Season A)100 Series permit areas
11/4/23 – 11/12/23Deer – Firearm (Season A)200 & 300 Series permit areas
11/18/23 – 11/26/23Deer – Firearm (Season B)300 Series permit areas
11/25/23 – 12/10/23Deer – MuzzleloaderStatewide

Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season regulations

  • CLICK HERE for the full hunting season dates
  • Notice Social Security Number collection information (Requirement for anyone buying hunting or fishing licenses. Commercial licenses applications require a Federal Employer Identification number, MN Tax Identification number or Social Security Number. Commercial licenses are issued at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license center located at 500 Lafayette Rd. St Paul, MN 55155-4040.

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

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