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.
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).
Thank you to all of the hunters who provided a tooth from their deer in 2021. Click the link below to learn the age of your deer.
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.
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 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.
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.
Safe, accessible and environmentally responsible shooting ranges are essential to hunter skill development and the safe use of firearms.