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Thousands of acres of public lands are distributed widely across Vermont. Most of these lands are open to hunting, fishing, and other forms of wildlife-based recreation.

State Lands and State-managed Lands

State lands include Wildlife Management Areas, state forests, riparian lands and conservation easements.

Federal Lands

Hunting on Private Land

Landowner permission is not required for hunting on private land in Vermont, except on land legally posted with signs prohibiting hunting. Permission is also required on all private land during the Youth Hunting Weekends for deer and turkey.

The department strongly encourages hunters to seek permission from landowners. The privilege of using private land is extended by generous landowners, and most landowners allow hunting when asked.

Hunters or anglers must show their license and leave the land immediately if requested by a landowner, whether the land is posted or not.

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