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 for 2022-2023
|Muzzleloader||Northern – Deer of either sex||Oct 15 – Oct 21|
Dec 5 – Dec 11
|Muzzleloader||Northern – Antlered Only||Oct 15 – Oct 21|
|Muzzleloader||Southern – Deer of either sex||Dec 12 – Dec 20|
Dec 26 – Jan 1
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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