Hunter Access in Vermont
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is increasing opportunities for hunters to access lands through the Hunter Opportunity and Open Lands Campaign.
Looking for places to hunt in Vermont? Check out our new Public Lands Locator. This interactive map includes all Wildlife Management Areas, as well as other state and federal forests and wildlife refuges.
Too much posted land in your town? We’ve distributed these fliers to Vermont’s town clerks to give out to landowners who are considering posting their land. Feel free to print off additional copies and bring them to your town clerk to help them remind people why hunting access is important in Vermont.
Local landowners frustrated by road hunting? It is now illegal to shoot at game within 25 feet of, or across, a public highway in Vermont. Read more in the Sportsmen's Act of 2013.
Landowner looking to control access while still allowing hunting? Landowners who post following a bad interaction with only a single hunter, or simply want to know who is using their land should consider posting “Hunting by Permission Only” signs.
See Commissioner Berry’s Op-Ed to find out more about this campaign and what we’re doing to open lands to hunters in Vermont.
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