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Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Utah Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated 1/5/2020 - “To hunt big game with a muzzleloader, your muzzleloader must meet all of the following requirements:

It can be loaded only from the muzzle and can use either open sights, peep sights, or fixed or variable zoom scope. It can have only one barrel, and the barrel must be at least 18 inches long. 

It cannot be capable of firing more than once without being reloaded. 

The powder and bullet — or powder, sabot and bullet — cannot be bonded together as one unit for loading. 

It must be loaded with black powder or a black powder substitute. The black powder or black powder substitute cannot contain smokeless powder, but may contain some nitrocellulose. 

To hunt big game, you must use a lead or expanding bullet or projectile that’s at least 40 caliber in size. 

If you’re hunting deer or pronghorn, your bullet must be 130 grains or heavier, or your sabot must be 170 grains or heavier. 

If you’re hunting elk, moose, bison, bighorn sheep or Rocky Mountain goats, you must use a 210-grain or heavier bullet, or a sabot bullet that’s at least 240 grains.”

 

UTAH MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 

Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

Season Season Dates Bag Limit Notes
Muzzleloader Sept 25th - Oct 3rd See Regs  

 

Muzzleloader Elk Hunts

Season Season Dates Bag Limit Notes
Muzzleloader Oct 30th - Nov 7th See Regs  

 

UTAH MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS  

  • Muzzleloaders can be loaded only from the muzzle.
  • Muzzleloaders may have open sights, peep sights or a variable or fixed power scope including magnifying scope.
  • Muzzleloaders can have only one barrel and the barrel must be at least 18 inches long.
  • It cannot be capable of firing more than once without being reloaded.
  • The powder and bullet- or powder, sabot, and bullet- cannot be bonded together as one unit for loading.
  • It must be loaded with black powder or a black powder substitute. The black powder or black powder substitute cannot contain smokeless powder, but may contain some nitrocellulose.
  • To hunt big game, you must use a lead or expanding bullet or projectile that’s at least 40 caliber in size
  • If you’re hunting deer or pronghorn, your bullet must be 130 grains or heavier, or your sabot must be 170 grains or heavier.
  • If you’re hunting elk, moose, bison, bighorn sheep or mountain goat, you must use a 210-grain or heavier bullet, or a sabot bullet that’s at least 240 grains

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Utah Department of Natural Resources

 
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