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New Jersey Muzzleloader Hunting Season

New Jersey Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 4/6/2020 - “It is unlawful to use smokeless powder in a muzzleloader while hunting in New Jersey. Only black powder or black powder equivalents, such as Pyrodex and Triple Se7en, may be used with a muzzleloading firearm when engaged in hunting. Permitted action types include percussion, flintlock and inline. Electronic ignitions are not legal. For muzzleloader barrel types and legal hunting ammunition, see regulations for each game species. Muzzleloading rifles must not be less than .44 caliber and smoothbore muzzleloaders must be a minimum of 20 gauge and must not be larger than 10 gauge. Muzzleloaders must be loaded with a single projectile only and telescopic sights are permitted."

 

NEW JERSEY MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 

Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

Season Regulation Set Season Dates Zones
Permit Muzzleloader #0 Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 23rd-24th & Dec 26th-31st 21, 23, 24, 34*, 43, 45, 46
Permit Muzzleloader #2 Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st 1, 3*, 4, 18, 22, 26
Permit Muzzleloader #3 Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st 30*, 55, 63*, 65
Permit Muzzleloader #4 Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st 6
Permit Muzzleloader #5 Dec 2rd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st 2, 16, 27*, 28*, 29*, 31*, 35*, 47*
Permit Muzzleloader #6 Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th -31st 5, 19, 25, 42, 48
Permit Muzzleloader #7 Either Sex: Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st & Jan 1st-Feb 8th Antlerless Only: Dec 9th-14th 7, 8, 9*, 12, 17, 41
Permit Muzzleloader #8 Either Sex: Dec 2nd-3rd & Dec 16th-17th & Dec 21st-24th & Dec 26th-31st & Jan 1st-Feb 8th Antlerless Only: Nov 25th-27th & 29th & Dec 9th-14th 10, 11, 13*, 14, 15, 36, 49, 50, 51 

 

Muzzleloader Bear Hunts

Season Zone Season Dates Notes
Muzzleloader A Oct 17th - Oct 19th  
Muzzleloader B Dec 9th - Dec 14th  
Muzzleloader B Extension Dec 18th - Dec 21st If Authorized

 

NEW JERSEY MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS 

  • Muzzleloaders must use black powder or black powder substitute only
  • Smokeless powder is prohibited
  • Muzzleloaders with rifled bores must be .44 cal or larger
  • Muzzleloaders with smoothbores must be 20 gauge minimum and no larger than 10 gauge
  • Scopes are legal

 

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

 
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