Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Vermont.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Vermont Fish and Wildlife.

Deer

Hunt TypeFirst DayLast Day
Bow & ArrowOct. 7, 2017Nov. 3, 2017
Bow & ArrowDec. 2, 2017Dec. 10, 2017
Youth Deer WeekendNov. 4, 2017Nov. 5, 2017
16 Day Regular SeasonNov. 11, 2017Nov. 26, 2017
MuzzleloaderDec. 2, 2017Dec. 10, 2017

Bear

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
Early SeasonSept. 1, 2017Nov. 10, 2017
Late SeasonNov. 11, 2017Nov. 19, 2017

Turkey

Hunt TypeFirst DayLast Day
Youth WeekendApril 29, 2017April 30, 2017
Spring SeasonMay 1, 2017May 31, 2017

Turkey Fall Seasons

Hunt TypeZonesFirst DayLast Day
Bow & Arrow OnlyWMU’s StatewideOct. 7, 2017Oct. 20, 2017
Shotgun or Bow & ArrowWMU’s, B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and QOct. 21, 2017Oct. 29, 2017
Shotgun or Bow & ArrowWMU’s, F, K, and NOct. 21, 2017Nov. 5, 2017

Moose

Hunt TypeFirst DayLast Day
ArcheryOct. 1, 2017Oct. 7, 2017
Regular SeasonOct. 21, 2017Oct. 26, 2017

Hare, Rabbit

First DayLast Day
Sept. 24, 2016March 12, 2017
Sept. 30, 2017March 11, 2018
*WMU’s, D&E Remain Open Through March 31*

Gray Squirrel

First DayLast Day
Sept. 1, 2017Dec. 31, 2017

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

First DayLast Day
Sept. 30, 2017Dec. 31, 2017

Woodcock

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Crow

First DayLast DayAdditional Notes
Jan. 15, 2017April 11, 2017(Fri.- Mon. Only)
Aug. 19, 2017Dec. 19, 2017(Fri. – Mon. Only)

Snow Goose

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Furbearer Hunting

Bobcat

First DayLast Day
Jan. 10, 2017Feb. 7, 2017

Red & Gray Fox

First dayLast Day
Oct. 22, 2016Feb. 12, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017Feb. 11, 2018

Raccoon

First DayLast Day
Oct. 14, 2017Dec. 31, 2017

Muskrat

First DayLast Day
March 20, 2017April 19, 2017

Coyote

OPEN YEAR ROUND

Furbearer Trapping

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

First DayLast Day
Oct. 28, 2017Dec. 31, 2017

Otter

First DayLast Day
Oct. 22, 2016Feb. 28, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017Feb. 28, 2018

Muskrat

First DayLast day
Oct. 22, 2016March 31, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017March 31, 2018

Fisher

First DayLast Day
Dec. 1, 2017Dec. 31, 2017

Bobcat

First DayLast Day
Dec. 1, 2017Dec. 16, 2017

Beaver

First DayLast Day
Oct. 22, 2016March 31, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017March, 31, 2018

Marten, Lynx, Wolf

NO OPEN SEASON