Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Vermont Hunting and Trapping Dates - printable pdf

Big Game 

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Season Dates Species
April 27 - April 28, 2019 Turkey: Youth Weekend
May 1 - May 31, 2019 Turkey: Spring Season
September 1 - November 15, 2019 Black Bear: Early Season 
September 1 - November 24, 2019 Black Bear: Resident Black Bear Hunters with use of dogs by permit 
September 15 - November 24, 2019 Black Bear: Nonresident Black Bear Hunters with use of dogs by permit 
October 5 - November 1, 2019 Deer: Bow & Arrow
October 5 - October 25, 2019

Turkey: Fall Bow & Arrow

- Statewide

October 26 - November 3, 2019

Turkey: Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

- Limited to WMU's: B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, Q

October 26 - November 10, 2019

Turkey: Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

- Limited to WMU's: F, K, N

November 9 - November 10, 2019 Deer: Youth Weekend
November 16 - November 24, 2019 Black Bear: Late Season 
November 16 - December 1, 2019 Deer: Regular Season
December 7 - December 15, 2019 Deer: Bow & Arrow
December 7 - December 15, 2019 Deer: Muzzleloader
TBA Moose

 

Small Game 

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Season Dates Species

January 15 - April 11, 2019 &
August 19, 2019 - December 19, 2019

- Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only

Crow

September 1 - December 31, 2019 Gray Squirrel
September 29, 2018 - March 10, 2019
September 28, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Hare & Rabbit: All WMU's except D, E
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
September 28, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Hare & Rabbit: WMU's D, E

 

Upland Birds

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Season Dates Species
September 28 - December 31, 2019 Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)
2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Woodcock

 

Waterfowl

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Season Dates Species
March 11 - April 26, 2019 Snow Goose - permit required
2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Waterfowl: Youth Weekend
2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Ducks, Coots, Mergansers, Canada Geese, Brant

 

Furbearer Hunting

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Season Dates Species
January 10 - February 7, 2019 Bobcat
March 20 - April 19, 2019 Muskrat
October 12 - December 31, 2019 Raccoon
October 27, 2018 - February 10, 2019
October 26, 2019 - February 9, 2020
Red & Gray Fox
No Closed Season Coyote
No Open Season Fisher, Otter, Beaver
No Open Season Marten, Lynx, Wolf

 

Furbearer Trapping

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Season Dates Species
October 26 - December 31, 2019 Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox,
Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019
October 26, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Otter
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019
October 26, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Muskrat
October 27, 2018 - March 31, 2019
October 26, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Beaver
December 1 - December 16, 2019 Bobcat
December 1 - December 31, 2019 Fisher
No Open Season Marten, Lynx, Wolf
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
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