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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

2013 Quick Reference Guide

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All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Deer

Bow & Arrow

 

 

Oct. 5 – 27 & Dec. 7 – 15

Youth Deer Weekend

 

 

Nov. 9 – 10

16 Day Regular Season

 

 

Nov. 16 – Dec. 1

Muzzleloader

 

 

Dec. 7 – 15

Black Bear

 

 

 

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 15

Late Season: Nov. 16 – 24

Turkey

Youth Turkey Weekend

 

 

April 27 – 28

Spring Season

 

 

May 1 – May 31

Fall Seasons

Bow & Arrow only

In all WMUs statewide

October 5 – 25

Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q

October 26 – Nov. 3

WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N

October 26 – Nov. 10

Moose

 

 

 

October hunting season; permit lottery held each year.

Small Game Hunting

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 29, 2012 – March 10, 2013 & Sept. 28, 2013 – March 9, 2014

WMUs D & E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 28 – Dec. 31

Woodcock, Waterfowl

To Be Announced

Crow

March 14 – April 30 & Aug. 16 – October 29

Furbearer Hunting

Bobcat

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 27, 2012 – Feb. 10, 2013 & Oct. 26, 2013 – Feb. 9, 2014

Raccoon

Oct. 12 – Dec. 31

Muskrat

March 20 – April 19

Coyote

Open Year Around

Marten, Lynx, Wolf,
Eastern Mountain Lion

Closed Season

Furbearer Trapping

Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel

Oct. 26 – Dec. 31

Otter

Oct. 27, 2012 – Feb. 28, 2013 & Oct. 26, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2014

Muskrat

Oct. 27, 2012 – March 31, 2013 & Oct. 26, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Beaver

Oct. 26, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Marten, Lynx, Wolf,
Eastern Mountain Lion

Closed Season

Fishing

Trout & Landlocked Salmon

April 13 – Oct. 31

Lake Champlain

No Closed Season

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

June 8 – Nov. 30

Catch & Release — Lakes and Ponds

April 13 – June 7

Pickerel, N. Pike, Yellow Perch

No Closed Season

Walleye
All waters except Chittenden Reservoir and the Connecticut River

May 5, 2012 – March 15, 2013 & May 4, 2013 – March 15, 2014

Chittenden Reservoir and Connecticut River

See Tables 2 and 4

Smelt

No Closed Season

Free Fishing Day

June 8, 2013

Regulations in red are new this year.

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