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27,000 antlerless deer permits will be issued for the 2018 Muzzleloader Hunting Season. You are encouraged to apply early.


  • Hunters applying online for an antlerless muzzleloader permit will do so through the online license sales system as if they were purchasing a license or a tag using their Conservation ID number, or CID#.

  • Landowners who do not have a Conservation ID number will need to create a profile through the online license sales system to apply for a landowner application even if they do not intend to purchase a hunting license.

  • Permanent and lifetime license holders will apply through the online license system as well.

Deadline to apply is: August 29, 2018

Apply Online Now

Landowners who post their land may not apply for a muzzleloader landowner priority antlerless deer permit.

Download and print the application to mail in:

Printed applications will be available at license agents in late June.

The drawing for the permits will occur in September and the winners will be posted on our website.

Questions? Call 802-828-1190 or email

Helpful Links

White-tailed deer are one of the most studied and talked about species in the state. Here are some helpful links to learn how we manage the state’s deer herd and habitat.