Hunting

St. Johnsbury District WMAs

Johnson Farm

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

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Springfield District WMAs

Atherton Meadow

District 1 - Springfield District : Windham & Windsor Counties

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Rutland District WMAs

Bird Mountain

District 2 - Rutland District: Bennington & Rutland Counties

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Essex District WMAs

Dead Creek

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

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Barre District WMAs

Buck Lake

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

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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.

Furbearers and Trapping

BeaverFurbearer refers to mammals that traditionally have been hunted and trapped primarily for fur. Furbearers that are legally harvested for human use are always common and abundant.

Crossbow Hunting

women with crossbowAs of January 1, 2020, any person may use a crossbow during any season when the use of bow and arrow is permitted.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
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