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Vermont Hunting Season 2023

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Vermont hunting seasons for 2023.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Vermont Hunting Seasons

Vermont Hunting Season Dates

The Green Mountain State offers thousands of acres for great hunting opportunities. VT is also one of the few states in teh northeast to offer a Moose season.

Vermont Deer Season 2023

Early Archery: October 1 - November 12, 2023

Youth & Novice Weekend: October 23, 2023 - October 24, 2023

Muzzleloader Antlerless: October 28, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Muzzleloader: December 4, 2023 - December 12, 2023

Regular: November 13, 2023 - November 28, 2023

Vermont Wild Turkey Season 2023

Fall Archery: October 2, 2023 - October 22, 2023

Fall Shotgun / Archery (Units B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, Q): October 23, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Fall Shotgun / Archery (Units F, K, N): October 23, 2021 - November 7, 2023

Spring: May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Vermont Moose Season 2023

Regular: October 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023

Archery: October 1, 2023 - October 7, 2023

Vermont Bear Season 2023

Early: September 1, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Late: November 13, 2023 - November 21, 2023

Vermont Hunting Zones 2023

See the map below for a breakdown of VT's hunting zones:

Vermont Bag Limits 2023

VT annual bag limits: 4

Vermont Hunting License 2023

To purchase a license go to : Antlerless Permit available in June.

There are lotteries in Vermont, To apply for a license , present a copy of

1. Previous years license

2. A copy of a hunter education card To purchase an archery license you have to complete

3. Bow hunter education, and it is valid for a year.

Combo Hunt/Fish$47.00$143.00
Archery Deer (license required.)$23.00$38.00
Archery deer only (license not
Muzzleloader Deer$23.00$40.00

Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader LotteryOct 28- Oct 21, 2021 or during December muzzleloader deer season Dec 4-12, 2021
Lifetime License LotteryDeadline is December 15th, 2021
Moose LotteryThe results are in! Season starts Oct 1- 7, 2021 for archery or Oct 16- 21, 2021 for the regular season.

Vermont Hunting Regulations 2022-2023

You don't have to wear orange in VT while hunting.

You can hunt on Sundays in Vermont.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site:

When does deer hunting season start in Vermont?

Vermont's deer season opens for archery October 1.

Can you hunt on Sundays in Vermont?

Yes, you can hunt on Sundays in Vermont.

When is turkey hunting season in Vermont?

VT's fall turkey season opens October 2, 2021 for archery and the spring turkey season opens May 5, 2022.

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