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Arkansas Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Arkansas Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 3/24/2020 - "Muzzleloading rifles must have a barrel of at least 18 inches long and be at least .40 caliber. Magnifying sights may be used. The use of shot is not legal. Legal Muzzleloaders are loaded through the muzzle and are not capable of firing a cartridge. Electronic pulse ignition muzzleloaders are allowed. Muzzle Loading handguns must have a barrel at least 9 inches long and be at least a .45 caliber if they shoot conical bullets (200 grains or heavier). If round balls are used the minimum caliber is .530. A hunter may carry a muzzleloading handgun of any caliber as a backup to a muzzleloading rifle."

 

ARKANSAS MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

Muzzleloader Deer Season

Deer Zone Season Dates Weapon State Bag Limit
1 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
1 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
1A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
1A Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
2 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
2 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
3 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
3 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
4A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
4A Dec 21st - Dec 23rd Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
5A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
5A Dec 21st - Dec 23rd Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
6 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
6 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
6A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
6A Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
7 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
7 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
8 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
8 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
8A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
8A Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
9 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
9 Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
10 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
10 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
11 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
11 Dec 14th - Dec 16th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
12 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
12 Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
13 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
13 Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
14 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
14 Dec 21st - Dec 23rd Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
15 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
15 Dec 21st - Dec 23rd Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
16 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
16 Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
16A Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
16A Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
17 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)
17 Dec 29th - Dec 31st Muzzleloader 6 deer of which no more than 2 may be bucks (See Regs For More Details & Restrictions)

 

Muzzleloader Bear Season

Bear Zone Season Dates Weapon State Bag Limit
1 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader One Bear Either Sex (See Regs for Zone Quota)
2 Oct 19th - Oct 27th Muzzleloader One Bear Either Sex

 

ARKANSAS MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS  

  • Scopes are legal
  • Pelletized powder is legal
  • Inline muzzleloaders are legal
  • Muzzleloading rifles must have a barrel at least 18 inches long
  • Muzzleloading pistols must have a barrel at least 9 inches long
  • Muzzleloading rifles must be .40 caliber or larger
  • Muzzleloading pistols must be .45 caliber or larger
  • Muzzleloaders must load through the muzzle
  • Muzzleloaders can not be capable of firing a cartridge
  • Electronic ignition is legal
  • Muzzleloading pistol bullets must be 200-grains or heavier
  • Round balls must be at least .530 diameter

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Arkansas Hunting Regulations

 
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