Updated as of 3/28/2023:
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR 2023! - Open Sights Only for Muzzleloaders: "Only iron sights are allowed on muzzle-loading rifles when used during a muzzleloader hunt (Hunt Codes: XXX-3-XXX). Scopes, red dots and all other optical sights are prohibited."
Muzzleloader (Muzzle): "Sporting arm in which the charge and projectile(s)
is loaded through the muzzle. Only blackpowder or equivalent blackpowder
substitute may be used. Use of smokeless powder is prohibited. Only open
or "iron" sights may be used on muzzleloader, bow or crossbow only hunts
(sporting arm type 3). Scopes, red dots or other similar sights are not allowed."
Restricted Muzzleloader for deer: "Only a muzzle-loading rifle using open sights, black powder or equivalent propellant and firing a full bore diameter bullet or patched round ball is legal. The use of in-line ignition, scopes, and smokeless powder are prohibited. Bows and crossbows are legal during restricted muzzleloader deer hunts."
NEW MEXICO MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS
Muzzleloader Deer Season
|Season Dates||Bag Limit||Weapon||Unit|
|Sept 27th - Oct 3rd||FAD||Restricted Muzzleloader Only||Unit 9|
|Oct 21st - Oct 25th||FAD||Restricted Muzzleloader Only||Unit 33|
|Sept 27th - Oct 3rd||FAD||Restricted Muzzleloader Only||Unit 52|
Muzzleloader Elk Season
|Season Dates||Bag Limit||Weapon||Unit(s)||Notes|
|Oct 7th - Oct 11th||See Regs||Muzzleloader||2, 6A, 6C, 7, 10, 36, 45, 48, 52 and 53|
|Oct 14th - Oct 18th||See Regs||Muzzleloader||16E, 23, 24 and 34|
|Oct 14th - Dec 31st||
|Muzzleloader||9, 13, 15, 17|
|Jan 1st - Jan 31st (2024)||
This information is subject to change, for more information visit: New Mexico Hunting Regulations
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