Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Vermont Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Dates - printable pdf

Big Game 

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Season Dates Species
April 28 - April 29, 2018 Turkey: Youth Weekend
May 1 - May 31, 2018 Turkey: Spring Season
September 1 - November 9, 2018 Black Bear: Early Season
October 6 - November 2, 2018 Deer: Bow & Arrow
October 6 - October 19, 2018

Turkey: Fall Bow & Arrow

- Statewide

October 20 - October 28, 2018

Turkey: Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

- Limited to WMU's: B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, Q

October 20 - November 4, 2018

Turkey: Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

- Limited to WMU's: F, K, N

November 3 - November 4, 2018 Deer: Youth Weekend
November 10 - November 18, 2018 Black Bear: Late Season
November 10 - November 25, 2018 Deer: Regular Season
December 1 - December 9, 2018 Deer: Bow & Arrow
December 1 - December 9, 2018 Deer: Muzzleloader
TBA Moose

 

Small Game 

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Season Dates Species

January 15 - April 11, 2018 &
August 19, 2018 - December 19, 2018

- Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only

Crow

September 1 - December 31, 2018 Gray Squirrel
September 29, 2018 - March 10, 2019 Hare & Rabbit: All WMU's except D, E
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Hare & Rabbit: WMU's D, E

 

Upland Birds

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Season Dates Species
September 29 - December 31, 2018 Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)
See Migratory Game Bird Regulations Woodcock

 

Waterfowl

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Season Dates Species
See Migratory Game Bird Regulations Snow Goose
See Migratory Game Bird Regulations Waterfowl: Youth Weekend
See Migratory Game Bird Regulations Ducks, Coots, Mergansers, Canada Geese, Brant

 

Furbearer Hunting

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Season Dates Species
January 10 - February 7, 2018 Bobcat
March 20 - April 19, 2018 Muskrat
October 13 - December 31, 2018 Raccoon
October 27, 2018 - February 10, 2019 Red & Gray Fox
No Closed Season Coyote
No Open Season Fisher, Otter, Beaver
No Open Season Marten, Lynx, Wolf

 

Furbearer Trapping

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Season Dates Species
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Otter
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Muskrat
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Beaver
December 1 - December 16, 2018 Bobcat
December 1 - December 31, 2018 Fisher
No Open Season Marten, Lynx, Wolf
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