Hunting

Hunter Ed Courses are Being Held Now

10 July 2018

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says anyone interested in taking a hunter education course should consider doing so this summer, because fewer courses will be available later in the year.

Hunting and Trapping Opportunities

two hunter walking on road in woods

Vermont is one of the most rural states in the country, and Vermonters have a proud heritage of living close to the land. Hunting and trapping are highly regulated and provide a way to connect with the land, connect with nature, and connect with a healthy, sustainable food source.

Annual Trapping Activity Report

Survey

Beginning January 1, 2018, every trapper licensed in Vermont is required to submit an annual report of their trapping activity. These annual reports help the department monitor furbearer harvest and trappers’ effort.

Rifle Season Deer Hunter Effort Survey

Deer hunter in woods

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 of the November rifle season. 

White-Tailed Deer Tooth Collection Project

running buck

The department is asking all successful rifle season hunters to provide a tooth from their buck, regardless of its size or age. The tooth is used to accurately age the deer and provides information critical for managing Vermont's deer herd. We will publish the age information on our website in the spring.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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