Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season

During Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, only open and peep type sights (including those with fiber optic material) are legal. Scopes, including holographic or red dot scopes, are not legal for this season, except for use of non-magnifying scopes by special permit for persons with medically verified visual impairments.

Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Deer Hunt Muzzleloader Season 11/25/17 – 12/10/17

Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations


Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season regulations

The online versions of the 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook and 2015 Deer Season Map contain the latest corrections to the printed versions. Corrected/new text is underlined. An arrow in the left margin points to updated text.

  • Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • 2015 Deer Zone Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • 2016 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (3.4 MB)

Updates as of 11/16/2015

  • Clarified when a deer license is valid, p. 2.
  • Added information about where licenses may be purchased, p. 15.
  • Corrected pheasant season dates, p. 43.
  • Clarified when a deer license is valid, p. 65.
  • Notice

    Social Security Number collection information (Requirement for anyone buying hunting or fishing licenses.

    Commercial licenses applications require a Federal Employer Identification number, MN Tax Identification number or Social Security Number. Commercial licenses are issued at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license center located at 500 Lafayette Rd. St Paul, MN 55155-4040.


This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/

Have Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about Minnesota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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