Hunting – Deer

Vermont Deer Hunting Info

Big Game Hunting in Vermont

vermont game hunting deer moose bear grouse woodcock waterfowl wild turkeyThe State of Vermont offers some outstanding upland game hunting. Experienced hunters know that early planning often makes for greater success and fewer problems. A wealth of information can be obtained by visiting the areas you plan to hunt well in advance of hunting season. Get to know the “lay of the land”, procure your license, receive the permission of cooperative land owners, and pick up advice and recommendations from locals. Ask us about VT Deer Hunting or share your comments. To feature your Vermont guide service, contact us.

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vermont game hunting deer moose bear grouse woodcock waterfowl wild turkeyThe landscape of Vermont provide some outstanding habitat for deer. The mixture of farmland, fields, and woods is prime deer country and Vermont is a top deer hunting state. Vermont has the highest buck kill per square mile in northern New England.

Vermont is popular with bow hunters as well, the state is tops in the region in number of bow harvests annually. Deer hunting has a long history here, in recent years the annual harvest is approximately 20,000 deer, which translates into more than 1 million pounds of lean, healthy venison. The state of Vermont deer herd population is estimated to be approximately 150,000.

Vermont Deer Hunting Season

The state of Vermont actually has three separate deer hunting seasons. The deer hunting rules change with the seasons, but the total number of deer you may harvest in any one year is three. Muzzleloader season can extend your hunting into December, consult with the current Vermont Fish & Game Department for this years deer hunting rules and regulations

Prime Deer Hunting Areas

The greatest deer densities are in the southwestern foothills, the northeastern foothills, and the Champlain Valley region.

Experienced hunters know that early planning often makes for greater success and fewer problems. A wealth of information can be obtained by visiting the areas you plan to hunt well in advance of hunting season. Get to know the “lay of the land”, procure your license, receive the permission of cooperative land owners, and pick up advice and recommendations from locals.

For more information about Vermont Hunting and Vermont Hunting laws, licenses, rules, and regulations write to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0501 or telephone 802-241-3700.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is providing a toll-free telephone line as a service to in-state hunters. The hunter information line provides hunters with hunting conditions, season news, harvest numbers and other season updates including deer hunting conditions, hunter education classes and other info. The toll-free number is 800-718-HUNT, out-of-state callers may reach the line by calling 1-802-241-4349. Check out a Vermont Guided Tour.

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