State Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates

Early-season hunters have a prime opportunity to score some major trophies, however, they do have to contend with hot weather conditions, insects and visibility issues and the fact that deer tend to only move during late evenings and very early mornings. Preseason scouting and good planning will ensure you have a much better early hunting season. Using our State Muzzleloader Hunting Season Dates page, no matter where you go in the United States you’ll find a muzzleloader season that fits your timeframe and hunting style.

For a quick guide to muzzleloader state rules for western states, click here

Click on the state you’re interested in below to find out more information regarding the muzzleloader season and each state’s individual regulations.

Updated for 2023