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2019 Quick Reference Guide

Hunting Regulations Icon Vermont Hunting

All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Species

Season

Notes

Dates

Deer Bow & Arrow

Oct. 5 – Nov. 1 & 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 – 31

Fall Seasons Bow & Arrow only In all WMUs statewide

Oct. 5 – 25

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

Oct. 26 – Nov. 3

WMUs F, K, and N

Oct. 26 – Nov. 10

Moose

Season set annually

Small Game Hunting

Species

Dates

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 29, 2018 – March 10, 2019 & Sept. 28, 2019 – March 8, 2020

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

Jan. 18 – April 8 & Aug. 19 – Dec. 16 Friday – Monday only, closed Tues – Thurs

Furbearer Hunting

Species

Dates

Bobcat

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 27, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019 &
Oct. 26, 2019 – Feb. 9, 2020

Raccoon

Oct. 12 – 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

Furbearer Trapping

Species

Dates

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

Oct. 26 – Dec. 31

Otter, Muskrat, Beaver

Oct. 27, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019 &
Oct. 26, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season