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2014 Quick Reference Guide

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All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Deer

Bow & Arrow

Oct. 4 – 26 & Dec. 6 – 14

Youth Deer Weekend

Nov. 8 – 9

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 15 – 30

Muzzleloader

Dec. 6 – 14

Black Bear

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 14

Late Season: Nov. 15 – 23

Turkey

Youth Turkey Weekend

April 26 – 27

Spring Season

May 1 – 31

Fall Seasons

Bow & Arrow only

In all WMUs statewide

October 4 – 24

Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H, I, J1, J2, L, M, O, P, and Q

October 25 – Nov. 2

WMUs F1, F2, K, and N

October 25 – Nov. 9

Moose

October hunting season; permit lottery held each year.

Small Game Hunting

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 28, 2013 – March 9, 2014 & Sept. 27, 2014 – March 8, 2015

WMUs D & E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 27 – 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. 26, 2013 – Feb. 9, 2014 & Oct. 25, 2014 – Feb. 8, 2015

Raccoon

Oct. 11 – 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. 25 – Dec. 31

Otter

Oct. 26, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2014 & Oct. 25, 2014 – Feb. 28, 2015

Muskrat

Oct. 26, 2013 – March 31, 2014 & Oct. 25, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Beaver

Oct. 26, 2013 – March 31, 2014 & Oct. 25, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Marten, Lynx, Wolf,
Eastern Mountain Lion

Closed Season

Fishing

Trout & Landlocked Salmon

April 12 – Oct. 31

Lake Champlain

No Closed Season

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

June 14 – Nov. 30

Catch & Release — Lakes and Ponds

April 12 – June 13

Pickerel, N. Pike, Yellow Perch

No Closed Season

Walleye
All waters except Chittenden Reservoir and the Connecticut River

May 4, 2013 – March 15, 2014 & May 3, 2014 – March 15, 2015

Chittenden Reservoir and Connecticut River

See Tables 2 and 4

Smelt

No Closed Season

Free Fishing Days

Jan. 25, and June 14, 2014

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