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New Mexico Muzzleloader Hunting Season

New Mexico Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 3/18/2020 -  "Muzzleloader: Any sporting arm in which the charge and projectile(s) are loaded through the muzzle. Only blackpowder, Pyrodex or equivalent blackpowder substitute may be used. Use of smokeless powder is prohibited. Scopes, sabots and in-line ignition may be used with muzzleloaders except during restricted muzzleloader deer hunts. "

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."

 

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 24th - Oct 28th 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 10th - Dec 31st See Regs Muzzleloader 2, 6A, 6C, 7, 10, 36, 45, 48, 52 and 53  
Oct 17th - Dec 31st See Regs Muzzleloader 9, 13, 15, 16E, 17, 23, 24 and 34  
Jan 1 - Jan 31st Antlerless Only Muzzleloader 13  
Oct 10th - Oct 14th See Regs Muzzleloader 13, 15 and 17 Youth Only
Oct 10th - Oct 14th See Regs Muzzleloader 9 Mobility Impaired Season

 

NEW MEXICO MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS 

General Muzzleloader Regulations:

  • Scopes are legal
  • Pelletized powder is legal
  • Inline muzzleloaders are legal
  • Smokeless powder is prohibited

Restricted Muzzleloader Deer Regulations:

  • Open sights only
  • Full bore diameter bullets or patched round ball only
  • Inline-ignitions are prohibited
  • Scopes are prohibited
  • Smokeless powder is prohibited

 

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

 
HAVE NEW MEXICO MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON QUESTIONS?

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