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Colorado Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Colorado Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 3/3/2020 -  "MUZZLELOADING RIFLES & SMOOTHBORE MUSKETS

a. Only legal muzzleloaders allowed in muzzleloading seasons.

b. In-line muzzleloaders are legal.

c. Must be a single barrel that fires a single round ball or conical projectile.

d. To hunt deer, pronghorn or bear, conical bullets must be a minimum of .40 caliber, and round-ball bullets must be a minimum of .50 caliber.

e. To hunt elk or moose, conical bullets must be a minimum of .50 caliber, and round-ball bullets must be a minimum of .54 caliber.

f. From .40 caliber to .50 caliber, bullets must weigh a minimum of 170 grains.

g. If greater than .50 caliber, bullets must weigh a minimum of 210 grains.

h. Shotshell primers and B.O.R. Lock MZ System bullets are legal.

i. Pelletized powder systems are prohibited during muzzleloading seasons.

j. Cannot be loaded from the breech during muzzleloading seasons.

k. Only open or iron sights allowed in muzzleloading seasons. Fiber optics and fluorescent paint incorporated into or on open or iron sights are legal. Scopes or any sighting device using artificial light, batteries and electronic gear are prohibited during muzzleloading seasons.

l. Sabots are prohibited during muzzleloading seasons. Cloth patches are not sabots.

m. Smokeless powder is prohibited in muzzleloading seasons. Black powder and black-powder substitutes are legal.

n. Electronic or battery-powered devices cannot be incorporated into or attached to muzzleloader during muzzleloading seasons." 

COLORADO MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 

Muzzleloader Deer Season

Season Dates Bag Limit Weapon Notes
Sept 12th - Sept 20th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only  
Oct 10th - Oct 18th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only Limited Licenses

 
Muzzleloader Elk Season
 

Season Dates Bag Limit Weapon Notes
Sept 12th - Sept 20th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only  

 

Muzzleloader Pronghorn Season

Season Dates Bag Limit Weapon Notes
Sept 21st - Sept 29th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only  

 

Muzzleloader Moose Season

Season Dates Bag Limit Weapon Notes
Sept 12th - Spet 20th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only  

 

Muzzleloader Bear Season

Season Dates Bag Limit Weapon Notes
Sept 12th - Sept 20th Varies By Unit See Hunt Tables In State Regs Muzzleloader Only  


 

COLORADO MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS

  • In-line muzzleloaders are legal
  • Muzzleloaders must have a single barrel
  • Must fire a conical bullet .40 caliber or larger or a round ball .50 caliber or larger for deer, pronghorn or bear
  • Must fire a conical bullet .50 caliber or larger or a round ball .54 caliber or larger for elk or moose
  • .40 caliber to .50 caliber bullets must weigh at least 170 grains
  • Bullets larger than .50 caliber must weigh at least 210 grains
  • 209 primers are legal
  • Pelletized powders are illegal during muzzleloader season
  • Muzzleloaders cannot load from the breech
  • Scopes are prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • Only open or iron sights are allowed during muzzleloader season, fiber optic sights are permitted.
  • Sabots are prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • Smokeless powder is prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • No electronic devices or ignitions are allowed on or attached to a muzzleloader during muzzleloading seasons

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife

 
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