Updated as of 3/16/2020 - "During the blackpowder deer season, the only lawful firearms are blackpowder shotguns, rifles and handguns. The Commission defines a blackpowder firearm as any firearm – including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system – manufactured in or before 1898, that cannot use fixed ammunition; any replica of this type of firearm if such replica is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; and any muzzle-loading rifle, muzzle-loading shotgun, or muzzle-loading or cylinder-loading handgun that is designed to use blackpowder, blackpowder substitute, or any other propellant loaded through the muzzle or cylinder and that cannot use fixed ammunition."
NORTH CAROLINA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS
Muzzleloader Deer Season
|Season Dates||Bag Limit||Weapon||Zone|
|Sept 28th - Oct 11th||See Regs||Blackpowder Only||Northeastern & Southeastern|
|Nov 2nd - Nov 15th||See Regs||Blackpowder Only||Central|
|Nov 9th - Nov 22nd||See Regs||Blackpowder Only||Northwestern|
|Sept 30th - Oct 12th||See Regs||Blackpowder Only||Western|
NORTH CAROLINA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS
- Scopes are legal
- Pelletized powder is legal
- Inline muzzleloaders are legal
This information is subject to change, for more information visit: North Carolina Hunting Regulations
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