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2017 Quick Reference Guide

Hunting Regulations Icon Vermont Hunting

2017 Quick Reference Guide

All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting






Bow & Arrow

Oct. 7 – Nov. 3 & Dec. 2 – 10

Youth Deer Weekend

Nov. 4 – 5

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 11 – 26


Dec. 2 – 10

Black Bear

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 10

Late Season: Nov. 11 – 19


Youth Turkey Weekend

April 29 – 30

Spring Season

May 1 – 31

Fall Seasons

Bow & Arrow only

In all WMUs statewide

October 7 – 20

Shotgun or Bow & Arrow

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

October 21 – 29

WMUs F1, F2, K, and N

Oct. 21 – Nov. 5


Season set annually

Small Game Hunting



Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 24, 2016 – Mar. 12, 2017 & Sept. 30, 2017 – Mar. 11, 2018

WMUs D & E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 30 – Dec. 31

Woodcock, Waterfowl

To Be Announced


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

Furbearer Hunting




Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 22, 2016 – Feb. 12, 2017 &

Oct. 28, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2018


Oct. 14 – Dec. 31


Mar. 20 – April 19


Open Year Round

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season

Furbearer Trapping



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

Oct. 28 – Dec. 31


Oct. 22, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2017 &

Oct. 28, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018


Oct. 22, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017 &

Oct. 28, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018


Dec. 1 – 31


Dec. 1 – 16


Oct. 22, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017 &

Oct. 28, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season