The winners of Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits are now available online. Check to see if one is coming your way...
The permits will be mailed to recipients in November and will once again be in a post-card format.
Additional unallocated permits will be available for sale on our website by the end of September. Although it is possible to have two antlerless permits in one year, the department reminds hunters that the first one must be used before a second may be issued.
A total of 17,050 December muzzleloader season antlerless permits are authorized for use in 13 of Vermont’s 20 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Hunter success with muzzleloader antlerless permits has been as low as 10 percent in some WMUs and as high as 35 percent in others. Each year WMU-specific success rates are taken into consideration when issuing antlerless permits in order to better manage the harvest of antlerless deer.