During the Montana Muzzleloader Hunting Season, a muzzleloader must not be capable of being loaded from the breech of the barrel and may not be loaded with any pre-prepared paper or metallic cartridges; must be charged with black powder, pyrodex, or an equivalent; must be ignited by a percussion, flintlock, matchlock, or Wheelock mechanism; must be a minimum of .45 caliber; may have no more than two barrels; and must only use plain lead projectiles, not sabots or similar projectiles. Montana is the only state in the country that does not schedule a separate muzzleloader season.The following table is a brief summary of the majority of different licenses and permits that are available. (All are licenses unless noted.) Detailed information can be found by looking at the regulations for the specific species that you are interested in.
Montana Muzzleloader Hunting Season
Montana is the only state in the country that does not schedule a separate muzzleloader season. For more information on hunting seasons in Montana – please visit http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/seasons/
Montana Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations
- A license provides an opportunity to “harvest” the species for which the license is valid.
- A permit does not allow a hunter to “harvest” the species for which the permit is valid. A permit must be used in conjunction with a license and the permit enhances a hunting opportunity.
- A Conservation License is a prerequisite for all resident and nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. It is included in the resident sportsman’s and nonresident combination license packages. See more information below.
- The Base Hunting License is an annual fee charged when a hunter purchases their first hunting license each year. It is included in the nonresident combination license packages. See more information below.
This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://fwp.mt.gov/
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