Hunting

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.

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.

Wildlife Management Units

WMU map

Wildlife management units are used to regulate the harvest of certain big game and small game species.

Wildlife management units (WMUs) were established in 1979 to regulate deer harvest on a geographical basis where deer densities mirrored the effects of habitat quality and winter severity. Since that time, WMUs have been applied to the management of moose, wild turkey, rabbit and hare populations on a regional basis.

St. Johnsbury District WMAs

Johnson Farm

District 5 – St. Johnsbury District: Caledonia, Essex & Orleans Counties

Select the WMA to view a map and description of the WMA

Springfield District WMAs

Atherton Meadow

District 1 - Springfield District : Windham & Windsor Counties

Select the WMA to view a map and description of the WMA

Rutland District WMAs

Bird Mountain

District 2 - Rutland District: Bennington & Rutland Counties

Select the WMA to view a map and description of the WMA

Essex District WMAs

Dead Creek

District 3 – Essex District : Addison, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Select the WMA to view a map and description of the WMA

Barre District WMAs

Buck Lake

District 4 - Barre District : Lamoille, Washington & Orange Counties

Select the WMA to view a map and description of the WMA

Find a Place to Hunt

NEK landscape

Thousands of acres of public lands are distributed widely across Vermont. Most of these lands are open to hunting, fishing, and other forms of wildlife-based recreation.

State Lands and State-managed Lands

State lands include Wildlife Management Areas, state forests, riparian lands and conservation easements.

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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.