The lottery winners have been drawn! Check to see if you or someone you know is a lucky winner.
Didn't win a permit? You're in luck! There are unallocated antlerless permits available. Click here to learn more.
The antlerless muzzleloader permit will be printed on your license when you purchase your license or may print on a second page depending on when you purchase your license.
*REMINDER: You must have a valid Vermont hunting license and a muzzleloader license in addition to your antlerless deer permit. The permit entitles you to take one antlerless deer from the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) listed on your permit using a muzzleloader firearm during either the four-day muzzleloader antlerless deer season (October 26 – Oct 29, 2023) or during the December muzzleloader deer season (December 2- 10, 2023).
If you have already purchased a license, you will need to reprint your license to receive your antlerless muzzleloader permit. Licenses can be reprinted online, at any local agent or any district office.
*If you are a landowner you may hunt on your own property without a hunting or muzzleloader license.
If you didn't win a permit you're eligible to get a permit in WMUs with unallocated antlerless deer muzzleloader permits for use in the antlerless-only October 26-29 season and the regular December 2-10 season. Cost is $10.00.
These permits can be purchased on the department’s website or at any local license agent on a first come, first served basis.
If you won a permit in the lottery you may not purchase a second permit unless you take a deer with your first permit and then only if you have not reached your four-deer annual limit.
There are unallocated antlerless permits in the following WMUs: A, B, F1, F2, K, N, and Q.(view map of WMUs). Hurry, they go quick!
White-tailed deer are one of the most studied and talked about species in the state. Here are some helpful links to learn how we manage the state’s deer herd and habitat.