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2020 Quick Reference Guide

Hunting Regulations Icon Vermont Hunting

All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Species

Season

Notes

Dates

Deer Archery

Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 except closed during regular Nov. Season

Youth & Novice Deer Weekend

Oct. 24 – 25

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Season If antlerless permits are available. Check website.

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 14 – 29

Muzzleloader

Dec. 5 – 13

Black Bear

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 13

Late Season: Nov. 14 – 22

Turkey Youth Turkey Weekend

April 25 – 26

Spring Season

May 1 – 31

Fall Seasons Archery only In all WMUs statewide

Oct. 3 – 23

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

Oct. 24 – Nov. 1

WMUs F, K, and N

Oct. 24 – Nov. 8

Moose

Check website

Furbearer Hunting

Species

Dates

Bobcat

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 26, 2019 – Feb. 9, 2020 &
Oct. 24, 2020 – Feb. 14, 2021

Raccoon

Oct. 10 – 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. 28, 2019 – March 8, 2020 &
Sept. 26, 2020 – March 14, 2021

WMUs D&E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 26 – Dec. 31

Woodcock, Waterfowl

To Be Announced

Crow

Jan. 17 – April 11 & Aug. 21 – Dec. 19 Friday – Monday only, closed Tues – Thurs

Furbearer Trapping

Species

Dates

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

Oct. 24 – Dec. 31

Otter, Muskrat, Beaver

Oct. 26, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020 &
Oct. 24, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season