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Hunting Regulations

Regulations help protect Vermont’s wildlife resources.

Vermont Guide to Hunting & Trapping Laws

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Complete guide to Vermont's hunting and trapping regulations.

New for 2024:
Hunting coyotes with the aid of dogs
Revised trapping regulations overview

Trapping BMPs and Coyote Hunting Regulations Updates

 Follow the process on developing best management practices (BPMs) for trapping and a rule related to hunting coyotes with dogs.

Migratory Game Bird Regulation Syllabus

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Guide to Vermont's migratory game bird regulations, including ducks and geese.

Big Game Taken Outside of VT

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Follow these rules to legally transport and possess big game in Vermont that was legally taken in another state or country.

Report a Violation - Operation Game Thief

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Have you witnessed a wildlife crime? Are you aware of a poaching situation? Use Operation Game Thief to report your information.

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