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What you need to know for new muzzleloader season

Many Block Management Areas not open for this season, hunters need to check beforehand

While the general rifle season is now closed, traditional muzzleloader enthusiasts will have a season of their own starting Saturday, December 11.

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 242 into law this year, establishing a nine-day muzzleloader heritage hunting season. The season begins on December 11 and runs through December 19.

This is for traditional muzzleloaders only; no other means of taking game, such as archery, is allowed. Note that some areas have elk shoulder seasons through February 15, where firearms are allowed.

Hunters should note that many of Montana's Block Management Areas...


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