The muzzleloader application period will be open from August 15 until 4:30pm CDT on September 15, 2023. Twelve (12) muzzleloader hunting access permits will be issued for each of the following date ranges: Nov. 12-20*, Dec. 1-8, Dec. 9-16, Dec. 17-24, and Dec. 25-31, 2022. Access muzzleloader hunt pdf file here. Email the application to

*Deer hunting on Fort Niobrara NWR is restricted to primitive weapons only. The use of centerfire or rimfire rifles is prohibited, including during the November firearm deer hunting season.