During the Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season, to hunt big game with a muzzleloader, your muzzleloader must meet all of the following requirements:

It can be loaded only from the muzzle and must have open sights, peep sights or a fixed non-magnifying 1x scope. It can have only one barrel, and the barrel must be at least 18 inches long. 

It cannot be capable of firing more than once without being reloaded.

Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season Registration

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

Refer to Utah’s Wildlife Calendar For Upcoming Hunting Dates
Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season Registration

The powder and bullet — or powder, sabot and bullet — cannot be bonded together as one unit for loading. 

It must be loaded with black powder or a black powder substitute. The black powder or black power substitute cannot contain smokeless powder, but may contain some nitrocellulose. 

To hunt big game, you must use a lead or expanding bullet or projectile that’s at least 40 caliber in size. 

If you’re hunting deer or pronghorn, your bullet must be 130 grains or heavier, or your sabot must be 170 grains or heavier. 

If you’re hunting elk, moose, bison, bighorn sheep or Rocky Mountain goats, you must use a 210-grain or heavier bullet, or a sabot bullet that’s at least 240 grains.

These guidebooks contain the information you must know to hunt or fish in Utah. We highly recommend that you either download electronic versions or pick up printed copies. We distribute free printed guidebooks at Division offices and licensing agents.


This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/

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