Deer Hunter Effort Survey

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Here’s your opportunity to directly contribute to the management of deer, moose, and other wildlife species in Vermont.

What Is the Hunter Effort Survey?

This survey is like a diary, where hunters record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears, or other wildlife they saw on each day they hunted during the various deer seasons.

How Do I Participate in the Survey?

  • Use the Deer Hunting Log feature in the VT Outdoors app. The app allows you to easily report this information each day in just minutes. It also allows you to track your effort and wildlife sightings each day during any of the deer hunting seasons.

  • Use our online web-based form to complete the survey. Anyone with a Conservation ID can complete the online survey. The online survey will only accept data entries for the Regular November Season (11/12 - 11/27) until December 20.
    complete your survey online

How Will the Survey Information Be Used?

This information helps the department evaluate how hunting pressure and the numbers of these animals varies throughout the season and around the state. This helps estimate population sizes in each region of the state, which guides management decisions. Remember if more hunters complete the survey, population estimates will be more reliable, and management will be more effective.

Thank you for your continued contribution to the management of Vermont’s wildlife resources.

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.