About Hunting in Vermont

It is abound with wildlife, there are a lot to view from Moose all the way to Christmas birds and even frogs! There are even Hawks, Geese, Song birds as well as Missisquoi! Be sure to check the season to stay up to date on the most exciting opportunities for this time of year. Blend in as well as practice patience! What is required can greatly play off, when the wildlife decides to show up and make for stunning photography and real world interaction with gorgeous scenery!

Big Game: Deer, Black Bear, Moose

Small Game: Rabbit, Hare, Squirrel

Birds: Turkey, Crow, Upland Game birds, Waterfowl

Vermont Hunting zones

Vermont Hunting Season Dates 2021

In general the overall dates are for Turkey which is April 24- 25. The Black Bear season starts September 1- November 12, The Deer Season starting with Archery is for October 1- December 15! Don’t miss these species , and for more details refer to the bottom website at this page!

SeasonDatesZones
ArcheryOct 1-Dec 15,
2021
Statewide
Novice WeekendOct 23-24, 2021Statewide
Muzzleloader
(antlerless)
Oct 28-31,2021Statewide
Dec 4-12, 2021Statewide
November RifleNov 13- Nov 28Statewide

Vermont Hunting License

To purchase a license go to : https://www.vtfwdsales.com/online/cid_entry.php 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.
LicenseResidentNonresident
Hunting$28.00$102.00
Combo Hunt/Fish$47.00$143.00
Archery Deer (license required.)$23.00$38.00
Archery deer only (license not
required.)
N/A$75.00
Turkey$23.00$38.00
Muzzleloader Deer$23.00$40.00
LotteriesDates
Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader LotteryOct 29- Nov 1, 2020 or during December muzzleloader deer season Dec 5-13, 2020
Lifetime License LotteryDeadline is December 15th
Moose LotteryThe results are in! Season starts Oct 1- 7
archery or Oct 17- 22 regular season.

Vermont Hunting News

There is gorgeous scenery abound in this state! There are also lots of ways to get involved by hunt, fish , conserve or watching wildlife up close and personal. So make sure not to skip out on this opportunity, go ahead and get out there, there are ways to get involved and if rather try to contact the wildlife department, that’s not a problem. All questions and ways to participate are welcomed as VT is extremely friendly and versatile.

Links to Official Sites:

Buy license in Vermont: https://www.vtfwdsales.com/online/cid_entry.php
Vermont State Regulation site: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/hunt/hunting-and-trapping-seasons
Link to State PDF: http://www.eregulations.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/21VTHD-VLR.pdf