Hunting License Requirements

General Requirements

Buying License

An applicant for a hunting or combination license must present either:

A copy of a previous year’s license can be obtained from Licensing at (802) 828-1190. A copy of a hunter education card can be obtained online or from Hunter Education at (802) 828-1193.

  • A previous or current hunting license, combination license, or current hunter safety certification card, from any state or Canadian province.
  • A person under age 16 must have his or her parent or guardian sign in the presence of an issuing agent to obtain a hunting license.

Archery License Requirements

To purchase an archery license a person must present either:

  • A certificate of satisfactory completion of a bow hunter education course in Vermont or another state or a province of Canada, or
  • An archery license from Vermont or another state or a province of Canada valid for any year, or
  • Other satisfactory proof that the applicant has held an archery license.

Trapping License Requirements

The law requires that an applicant for a trapping license must present either:

  • A previous or current trapping license from any state or Canadian province, or
  • A certificate showing satisfactory completion of a trapper education course, or
  • Other satisfactory proof that the applicant has previously held a trapping license.

Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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