Vermont Hunting News

Vermont Turkey Season Continues

Vermont's fall turkey hunting season opportunities are expanded as the result of a regulation change in effect this year.

Following strategies outlined in Vermont’s Big Game Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Department recommended expanding fall turkey hunting based on scientific data and public input.

Vermont FWD Lists Reporting Stations Online
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds hunters it is easy to locate a big game reporting station by checking the map and list on their website.
Vermont Archery Deer Season Begins Oct. 2nd

Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont's upcoming October 2-24 and December 4-12 archery deer hunting season, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Vermont Black Bear Season Now Open

Vermont's bear hunting season is September 1- November 17 this year.

Vermont's bear population is healthy and estimated at more than 5,500 black bears, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The bear population has increased slowly for the last two decades, and regulated hunting is used to control the population's growth. Under the recently enacted 2010-2020 Big Game Plan the population objective is to maintain bear numbers to between 4,500 to 6,000 animals. Hunters took 629 bears in Vermont's 2009 hunting season.

Vermont Muzzleloader Anterless Deer Apps Now Available

Vermont's antlerless deer hunting lottery applications for the muzzleloader season are now available on the Fish & Wildlife Department's website, at Fish & Wildlife district offices, and at license agents statewide.

Vermont F&W Board Considers Moose, Turkey Regulations
Two hunting regulations for moose and turkey received second votes at the May 26 Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board meeting in Waterbury.
Vermont Hearing on Moose and Turkey Regulations
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing in Montpelier on Wednesday, May 19, to receive public comment on changes to turkey and moose hunting regulations.
Dog River in Vermont Now "Catch and Release"
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche has taken action designed to conserve the wild trout population in the Dog River.
Vermont Deer Meetings in March
If you have an interest in Vermont's white-tailed deer you will want to attend one of the five annual public meetings being held in March by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to discuss the deer herd. The meetings begin March 23rd in Springfield and Orleans.
Vermont 2010 Moose Applications Now Available
Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website and at license agents statewide. Fish and Wildlife now has an online application that makes it easy to apply.