Hunting in Vermont is a tradition that extends back before the country’s founding. In fact, Vermont was the first state with constitutional language that protects its citizens’ right to hunt. With the state’s combination of rolling farmland and thick woods, hunting remains popular and a way to put truly fresh local food on the table.. 


White-tailed Deer: The November rifle season, which allows a hunter to take one legal buck with at least one antler having two or more points, is Vermont's basic deer season. The state offers archery, youth and muzzleloader seasons.


Black Bear: With numbers on the rise, bears are becoming a very popular big game species in the state with a long liberal season.


Moose: Vermont offers the hunt of a lifetime for this largest of all North America’s big game animals. The moose hunt is regulated through an annual lottery and a short fall season.


Wild Turkey: With some of the best wild turkey hunting in the East, you will quickly understand why these wily birds are considered on par with other big game.​

Small Game

 Small Game and Upland Birds: Vermont offers ample opportunity to hunt for upland games birds as well as other small game.


Waterfowl: From the Lake Champlain Valley, to Lake Memphremagog and the Connecticut River, Vermont host many species of migrant and resident waterfowl, and offers abundant opportunities for hunting.