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

Buy your fishing and hunting license online.

DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE

Vermont Fish and Wildlife has information on current regulations, stocking schedules, events and more. It's also convenient to buy your license online, with only a few clicks.

2018 Hunting Regulations Guide cover.

Vermont Hunting Regulations Guide

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

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FIND A PLACE TO HUNT

Finding a place to hunt in in the Green Mountain State is easy, with more than 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat open to public hunting.

Three hunters walk through the fog, hunting in Vermont

YOUTH HUNTING

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.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.

Fishing

Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, the catch of the day is always fresh.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.