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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

2012 Quick Reference Guide

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All dates inclusive.

Big Game Hunting

Deer

Bow & Arrow

Oct. 6 – 28 & Dec. 1 – 9

Youth Deer Weekend

Nov. 3 – 4

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 10 – 25

Muzzleloader

Dec. 1 – 9

Black Bear

Sept. 1 –
Nov. 14

Turkey

Youth Turkey Weekend

April 28 – 29

Spring Season

May 1 –
May 31

Fall Seasons

Bow & Arrow only

In all WMUs statewide

October 6 – 19

Shotgun or
Bow & Arrow

WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q

October
20 – 28

WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N

October 20 – Nov. 4

Moose

October hunting season;
permit lottery held each year.

Small Game Hunting

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 24, 2011 – March 11, 2012 &

Sept. 29, 2012 – March 10, 2013

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 29 – 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. 22, 2011 – Feb. 12, 2012 &

Oct. 27, 2012 – Feb. 10, 2013

Raccoon

Oct. 13 – 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. 27 – Dec. 31

Otter

Oct. 22, 2011 –
Feb. 29, 2012
&

Oct. 27, 2012 –
Feb. 28, 2013

Muskrat

Oct. 22, 2011 –
March 31, 2012
&

Oct. 27, 2012 –
March 31, 2013

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Beaver

Nov. 15 – March 31

Marten, Lynx, Wolf,
Eastern Mountain Lion

Closed Season

Fishing

Trout & Landlocked Salmon

April 14 – Oct. 31

Lake Champlain

No Closed Season

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

June 9 – Nov. 30

Catch & Release — Lakes and Ponds

April 14 – June 8

Pickerel, N. Pike, Yellow Perch

No Closed Season

Walleye
All waters except Chittenden Reservoir
and the Connecticut River

May 7, 2011 – March 15, 2012
&

May 5, 2012 – March 15, 2013

Chittenden Reservoir and Connecticut River

See Table 2 and Table 4

Smelt

No Closed Season

Free Fishing Day

June 9, 2012

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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