For many hunters, drawing a coveted moose hunting permit is the hunt of a lifetime. Moose are managed through a permit lottery system, by management unit, allowing the department to limit or expand the harvest numbers annually by region. Successful applicants are allowed to designate a second shooter and a guide.

Seasons Dates Requirements
Archery October 1 - October 7 Resident application fee is $10
Nonresident application fee is $25 Only one application may be submitted per person.
Up to 10% of the permits may be issued to nonresidents
Fees are nonrefundable
Regular Third Saturday in October and runs for six consecutive days

NOTE: Successful applicants must possess a current year's Vermont hunting license before returning their Permit Form in order to secure the permit. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Applicants who are successfully drawn in the lottery will be notified by mail and will receive a Moose Hunter's Guidebook and Permit Form along with instructions to complete the Permit Form.

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