The lottery winners have been drawn! Check to see if you or someone you know is a lucky winner.
Didn't win a permit? You're in luck! There are unallocated antlerless permits available. Click here to learn more.
The antlerless muzzleloader permit will be printed on your license when you purchase your license or may print on a second page depending on when you purchase your license.
*REMINDER: You must have a valid Vermont hunting license and a muzzleloader license in addition to your antlerless deer permit. The permit entitles you to take one antlerless deer from the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) listed on your permit using a muzzleloader firearm during either the four-day muzzleloader antlerless deer season (October 28 – Oct 31, 2021) or during the December muzzleloader deer season (December 4- 12, 2021).
If you have already purchased a license, you will need to reprint your license to receive your antlerless muzzleloader permit. Licenses can be reprinted online, at any local agent and district Fish & Wildlife Offices.
*If you are a landowner you may hunt on your own property without a hunting or muzzleloader license.
If you didn't win a permit you're eligible to get a permit in WMUs with unallocated antlerless deer muzzleloader permits. Cost is $10.00.
If you won a permit in the lottery you may not purchase a second permit unless you take a deer with your first permit and then only if you have not reached your four-deer annual limit.
There are unallocated antlerless permits in the following WMUs: F1, K and N (view map of WMUs). These permits may be purchased beginning Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:30 am on a first come, first served basis.
White-tailed deer are one of the most studied and talked about species in the state. Here are some helpful links to learn how we manage the state’s deer herd and habitat.