To participate in the early muzzleloader season (Oct. 13-20), hunters must have a general hunting license, muzzleloader stamp and a valid antlerless deer license or Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) antlerless deer permit. Hunters may use in-line, percussion and flintlock muzzleloaders during the early muzzleloader season. They also may use scopes, peep-sights and other lawful sighting devices on muzzleloaders during the October hunt.
in the special firearms antlerless season (Oct. 18-20), hunters must have a
general hunting license and a valid antlerless deer license, and qualify in one
of the following license categories: resident junior or senior license holders;
nonresident junior license holder; nonresident adult license holders age 65 or
older; hold a disabled person permit to use a vehicle as a blind; be residents
who are serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces; or qualify for license
and fee exceptions under section 2706. Sporting arms permitted include:
manually-operated center-fire rifles, handguns and shotguns; 44-caliber or
larger muzzleloading long guns; 50-caliber or larger muzzleloading handguns;
long, recurve or compound bows; and crossbows.