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Permanent Licenses for Vermont Seniors

What is a Permanent License?

  • A permanent license allows the holder to hunt or fish without purchasing additional licenses for the rest of their life.
  • The eligible age is 66 and there is a one-time fee of $60.
  • Vermont's permanent license can include the basic hunting license as well as tags for archery, muzzleloader and turkey. 
  • Permanent licenses must be renewed every year, free of charge.

Permanent licenses are different from lifetime licenses, which can be purchased at any age and are generally purchased for young children.

Senior Hunter

Please note:

  • Permanent license holders who wish to hunt for a second archery deer must purchase those as regular annual archery licenses.
  • Entries into the moose and antlerless lotteries or permits are not included with a permanent license.
  • Waterfowl stamps are not included with a permanent license, and must be purchased separately.

Where to Get Your License

You can get a license online, at any license agent, at any district office, or through the mail to our Montpelier mailing address.

New Tags

Permanent license holders should wait until all of the hunting seasons are over to replace a license when the tags have been used. Permanent licenses can be updated on January 1st of each year.

Annual Renewal

You must update your permanent license annually. You can do this by going online to a license agent , any district office, or by calling our Licensing office at (802) 828-1190.

Update Your Permanent License