Logo

2018 Quick Reference Guide

Hunting Regulations Icon Vermont Hunting

All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Species

Season

Notes

Dates

Deer Bow & Arrow

Oct. 6 – Nov. 2 & Dec. 1 – 9

Youth Deer Weekend

Nov. 3 – 4

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 10 – 25

Muzzleloader

Dec. 1 – 9

Black Bear

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Late Season: Nov. 10 – 18

Turkey Youth Turkey Weekend

April 28 – 29

Spring Season

May 1 – 31

Fall Seasons Bow & Arrow only In all WMUs statewide

Oct. 6 – 19

Shotgun or Bow & Arrow WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q

Oct. 20 – 28

WMUs F, K, and N

Oct. 20 – Nov. 4

Moose

Season set annually

Furbearer Hunting

Species

Dates

Bobcat

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 28, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2018 &

Oct. 27, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019

Raccoon

Oct. 13 – Dec. 31

Muskrat

Mar. 20 – April 19

Coyote , Skunk, Weasel, and Opossum

Open Year Round

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion , Mink, Otter, Beaver, Fisher

No open season

Small Game Hunting

Species

Dates

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 30, 2017 – March 11, 2018 &
Sept. 29, 2018 – March 10, 2019

WMUs D&E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 29 – Dec. 31

Woodcock, Waterfowl

To Be Announced

Crow

Jan. 15 – April 11 & Aug. 19 – Dec. 19 Friday – Monday only

Furbearer Trapping

Species

Dates

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

Oct. 27 – Dec. 31

Otter, Muskrat, Beaver

Oct. 28, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018 &

Oct. 27, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season