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.



Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor

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Vermont’s Hunter Education Program is always looking for volunteer instructors to teach hunting, bow hunting or trapping education. The work is demanding and the hours are often long and inconvenient. But instructors love their work because they know they are contributing to the future of hunting and trapping.

NEK and Kingdom Heritage Lands Road Conditions

Kingdom Heritage Land Roads

As of May 13, 2022:

All road gates at West Mountain WMA are open for the season.  Gates on Weyerhaeuser timberlands are also open for the season.

Gates associated with the Conte Refuge remain closed with possible opening on May 27, 2022.  These gates include the Stone Dam Road and McConnell Pond Road (VT 105).

Vermont Habitat Stamp

Funds raised from sales of Vermont Habitat Stamps go to the Species and Habitat Conservation Fund and is used to purchase and manage wildlife habitat in Vermont.

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.

West Mountain Shooting Range

West Mountain Shooting Range

West Mountain Shooting Range in East Haven is free and open to the public, featuring a 100-yard shooting range and target frames set at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yard distances.


The West Mountain Shooting Range is located on the South American Pond Road on the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area in East Haven.

Vermont Shooting Ranges

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

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.


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Commissioner Christopher Herrick

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