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.

Instructor Resources

Hunter Education Instructors helping students

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.

Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor

new hunter ed instructors

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.

Big Game Taken Outside Vermont

Follow these rules to legally transport and possess big game in Vermont that was legally taken in another state or country.

Crossbow Safety

women with crossbowKeep these tips in mind when using a crossbow to ensure a safe and enjoyable hunt.

Using a Crossbow 

  • Keep the string waxed and lubricate the rail periodically.

  • Make sure your fingers are well away (below rail) from the path of the string and cables.

  • Never dry-fire a crossbow.

Upland Game Birds

Ruffed GrouseVermont offers some of the best upland game bird hunting in New England, particularly in the Northeast Kingdom.


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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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.