For the early Pennsylvania Muzzleloader Hunting Season any .44 caliber muzzleloader rifle or a .50 caliber handgun with an ignition system traditional or modern flintlock, caplock, matchlock, in-line or wheel-lock style. Scopes and fiber optics are permitted as well as any ball, bullet and sabot rounds. 

For the Flintlock Muzzleloader season any flintlock ignition, single-barrel long guns manufactured before 1800, or a similar reproduction of and original muzzleloading single-barrel long gun .44 caliber or larger, or a .50 caliber or larger handgun, using a single projectile. It is unlawful to use telescopic sights. Fiber optic sights are legal during Pennsylvania Muzzleloader Hunting Season.

Pennsylvania Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

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Pennsylvania Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Pennsylvania Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations


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