New York

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

SeasonZoneDates
MuzzleloaderNorthern – Deer of either sexOct 17 – Oct 23
Dec 7 – Dec 13
MuzzleloaderNorthern – Antlered OnlyOct 17 – Oct 23
MuzzleloaderSouthern – Deer of either sexDec 14 – Dec 22

Dates can be located here – https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html

New York Muzzleloader Hunting Season

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

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