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Hunting the Green Mountains

Vermont's abundance of game makes it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast

Hunting opportunities abound in Vermont. White-tailed deer, black bear, moose, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, waterfowl, and snowshoe hare hunting are all popular in the fall. Few states can match the experience of a Vermont hunt, which includes the legendary scenery of the Green Mountain State.

Finding a place to hunt in Vermont is easy, with more than 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat open to public hunting. The free Hunting Guide Map, available from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, is invaluable for planning your expedition.

Hunting in Vermont is now being rediscovered by Vermonters and visitors alike as a way to learn about the natural world, the local environment, and wildlife. Vermont’s youth hunting programs make it easy, fun and exciting for the whole family to get involved in the tradition and heritage of a Vermont hunt.

There are also many hunting and trapping opportunities you can take advantage of throughout the state. For complete information about hunting and trapping, view the 2017 Vermont Hunting & Trapping Guide.

Additional information on planning a Vermont hunting trip can be found through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department or Vermont Outdoor Guides Association.

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It's Quick and Easy

Vermont Fish and Wildlife has information, including laws, about hunting, fishing, trapping and more. It's also convenient to buy your license online, with only a few clicks.

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Fishing

Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!

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Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

You will find listings of guide services for all activities along with support services, lodging, retail and rental equipment, and travel information.

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife eRegulations

Are you planning a fishing or hunting trip to the Green Mountain State? Don't forget to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations.

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Free Vermont Vacation Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with great content to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.