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Alaska Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Alaska Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated 1/5/2020 - "You MAY NOT use a muzzleloader for big game:

• UNLESS it is a shoulder-mounted long gun and is at least .45 caliber or larger with a barrel that is either rifled or smooth bore and discharges a single projectile.

That is equipped with a scope or uses smokeless powder during any permitted, registered, or special season hunt for muzzleloader only."

"You may not hunt with a muzzleloader in any hunt or area with weapon restrictions for the taking of big game unless you have successfully completed an ADF&G-approved muzzleloader hunter education course that includes ballistic limitations of muzzleloading weapons and a proficiency test. A hunter who applies for a “certified muzzleloader hunter only” permit hunt must have successfully completed an ADF&G-approved muzzleloader certification course prior to submitting a permit application."

Alaska defines a muzzleloader as follows: "Muzzleloader - any firearm where firing components are loaded into the muzzle end of the firearm."

 

ALASKA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 

Deer Muzzleloader Season

Open To Unit Bag Limit Hunt ID Season Dates Notes
Residents & Non-Residents 8 - Kodiak Road System Management Area One Deer HT Nov 1 - Nov 14  
Residents & Non-Residents 8 - Kodiak Road System Management Area One Deer HT Nov 16 - Dec 31  

 

Goat Muzzleloader Season

Open To Unit Bag Limit Hunt ID Season Dates Notes
Residents Only 8 - Remainder One Goat RG488 & RG489 Dec 16 - Jan 31 No Aircraft access except state-maintained airports and saltwater

 

Black Bear Muzzleloader Season 

Open To Unit Bag Limit Hunt ID Season Dates Notes
Residents & Non-Residents  14C - Lower Eagle River Valley One Bear RL450 Sept 1 - May 31 Basic Hunter Ed Required

 

Moose Muzzleloader Season

Open To Unit Bag Limit Hunt ID Season Dates Notes
Residents & Non-Residents 14C - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Management Area One Moose DM421 Sept 1 - Nov 15 & Dec 15 - Jan 15  
Residents & Non-Residents 14C - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Management Area One Bull DM422 Sept 1 - Nov 15 & Dec 15 - Jan15  
Residents & Non-Residents 14C - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Management Area One Antlerless Moose DM423 Sept 1 - Nov 15 & Dec 15 - Jan 15  
Residents Only 14C - Anchorage Management Area One Antlerless Moose DM666 Nov 1 - Nov 30  
Residents Only 20A - Ferry Trail Management Area, Wood River controlled Use Area, and the Yanert Controlled Use Area One Bull DM766 Nov 1 - Dec 15  
Non-Residents Only 20A - Ferry Trail Management Area, Wood River controlled Use Area, and the Yanert Controlled Use Area One Bull DM766 Nov 1 - Dec 15  
Residents & Non-Residents 20B - Within Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge One Antlerless Moose DM789 Dec 1 - Jan 31  
Residents Only 20B - Drainage of the Middle (East) Fork of the Chena River One Bull RM782 Nov 10 - Dec 10  
Residents Only 20B - Salcha River drainage upstream from and including Good Creek One Bull RM782 Nov 10 - Dec 10  
Residents Only 20B - Salcha River drainage downstream from Goose Creek and upstream from and including Butte Creek One Bull RM782 Nov 10 - Dec 10  
Residents Only 20B - Southeast of the Moose Creek dike within a half mile of each side of the Richardson Highway except Birch, Harding, and Lost Lake closed areas One Moose DM783 Sept 21 - Feb 29  

 

Muskox Muzzleloader Season

Open To Unit Bag Limit Hunt ID Season Dates Notes
Residents Only 22C - that portion of the Snake River drainage downstream of the Glacier Creek confluence and including the Glacier Creek drainage, that portion of the Nome River drainage downstream of and including the Basin Creek and Shepard Creek drainages, and all drainages flowing directly to Norton Sound between the mouths of the Nome River and the Snake River One Bull TX095 TX096 Aug 1 - Mar 15 All skulls require trophy destruction at time of take in the field subject to permit conditions; specimens required

 

ALASKA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS 
 

  • Muzzleloaders must be a shoulder-mounted long gun.
  • Muzzleloaders must be at least .45 caliber or larger.
  • Muzzleloaders may have either a rifled or smoothbore.
  • Muzzleloaders must discharge only a single projectile.
  • Scopes are not allowed during muzzleloader seasons.
  • It must be loaded with black powder or a black powder substitute. The black powder or black powder substitute cannot contain smokeless powder.
  • Shot used in muzzleloaders must be non-toxic and hunters may not be in the immediate possession of lead shot.

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game

 
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Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best for low-pressure hunting and plentiful wildlife. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your state's muzzleloader hunting regulations, make sure to give us a call. Muzzle-Loaders.com is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all 50 states and can help you determine when your particular state's hunting season starts. If you have questions about Alaska Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-855-236-5000 or email us at sales@muzzle-loaders.com.

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