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Permanent Licenses for People with Disabilities

Vermont offers no-cost licenses for individuals with disabilities.

Residents with Blindness

Disabled Veteran Fishing

A legally blind person who is a Vermont resident may apply for a free permanent fishing license. Documentation from the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired is required.

Permanent Licenses for Vermont Seniors

What is a Permanent License?

  • A permanent license allows the holder to hunt or fish without purchasing additional licenses for the rest of their life.
  • The eligible age is 66 and there is a one-time fee of $60.
  • Vermont's permanent license can include the basic hunting license as well as tags for archery, muzzleloader and turkey. 
  • Permanent licenses must be renewed every year, free of charge.

Permanent licenses are different from lifetime licenses, which can be purchased at any age and are generally purchased for young children.

Licenses for Military Personnel

Vermont offers no-cost or reduced cost licenses for active military personnel as our way of saying thank you for your service.


Man in SnowAny resident of Vermont who certifies that he or she is:

Terrestrial Invasive Plant Resources

Use these resources to learn more about terrestrial invasive plant species, land management, and volunteer opportunities.

Basics of Invasives

What Makes a Plant Invasive? 

More on why invasive plants have a competitive advantage over native plants, where they invade, how they are spread, and why you should care. 

Aquatic Invasive Animals

Use LIEP to learn more about common aquatic invasive animal species found in Vermont waters. 

Aquatic invasive animal species impact Vermont's ecosystems and recreational opportunities. These species can harm native animal populations and limit fishing and boating activities. However, there are many steps you can take to prevent the spread of these species and protect Vermont's waters. 

Water Chestnut

European Water Chestnut

European water chestnut grows in slow-moving, nutrient-rich rivers and lakes and can grow in shallow waters to depths of 16 ft. In Vermont, water chestnut has been found in southern Lake Champlain and its tributaries, Mississquoi Bay, Lake Bomoseen, and several other lakes and ponds throughout the state.

Starry Stonewort

Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) can be found in slow moving rivers, lakes and ponds at depths of 3 to 95 ft. It prefers waters that are relatively high in calcium and phosphorus. In Vermont, starry stonewort is documented in Lake Memphremagog and Lake Derby.

European Frogbit

European Frogbit

European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) prefers calcium-rich, quiet waters such as marshes, swamps, ponds, slow-moving rivers and lakes, sheltered inlets and bays, and ditches. In Vermont, frogbit has been documented in southern Lake Champlain, Shelburne Pond, the Winooski River delta, the islands region of Lake Champlain, and Mississquoi Bay.

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