Hunting

NEK and Kingdom Heritage Lands Road Conditions

Kingdom Heritage Land Roads

As of May 28, 2021:

The gates at the Nulhegan Basin Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge will be opened for the season. Please be advised, road maintenance will be occurring throughout the summer months.  Logging and government trucks have the right-of-way at all times, so please do not block any roadways while visiting or parking.  Please drive with caution.

Fish and Wildlife Seminars

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Check out these educational oppportunities to expand your knowledge of hunting, trapping, fishing, and outdoor recreating or for more information about pertinent topics in Fish & Wildlife.

Waterfowl

Canada gooseWaterfowl hunters will find some surprisingly good hunting in Vermont. The best waterfowling occurs in the Champlain Valley, where numerous public wetlands and private farmland provide excellent hunting for ducks and geese.

Wild Turkey

Vermont boasts the best wild turkey hunting iWild Turkeyn New England. Considered "Big Game" under Vermont law, you will easily understand why after hunting them. 

Instructor Resources

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Thanks for volunteering. As a Hunter Education Instructor you are contributing to the future of hunting and trapping in Vermont. Use the links below to set up your classes, find training and teaching aids, as well as s pecial offers from retailers.

Shooting Ranges

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Safe, accessible and environmentally responsible shooting ranges are essential to hunter skill development and the safe use of firearms.

Vermont Shooting Ranges

Here is a map of shooting ranges in Vermont, including information on the types of firearms allowed and shooting sports available.

Big Game Reporting Stations

Vermont hunters who take deer, bear or turkeys must report them within 48 hours by bringing them to a reporting station or by using one of our online reporting options.

Youth Turkey Weekend

The weekend prior to the opening day of the Spring Turkey Season is reserved for youth—15 years old or younger who have successfully completed a hunter education course— to hunt turkeys.

Female Youth with Turkey

Hunting for turkeys during the youth turkey weekend is statewide.

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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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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.