Hunting Regulations

Regulations help protect Vermont’s wildlife resources.

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New Laws in 2022

Click the link above to read the three new statutes involving hunting and trapping in effect this year.



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Vermont Guide to Hunting & Trapping Laws

Complete guide to Vermont's hunting and trapping regulations.



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Migratory Game Bird Regulation Syllabus

Guide to Vermont's migratory game bird regulations, including ducks and geese.



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Big Game Taken Outside of VT

Follow these rules to legally transport and possess big game in Vermont that was legally taken in another state or country.


Make a difference report poaching

Report a Violation - Operation Game Thief

Have you witnessed a wildlife crime? Are you aware of a poaching situation? Use Operation Game Thief to report your information.



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Commissioner Christopher Herrick

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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.