Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife

Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife

2017 Vermont Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Seasons (dates inclusive)*

FISHING

Trout & Landlock Salmon

  Apr. 8 - Oct. 31
Trout & Landlocked Salmon Lake Champlain No Closed Season
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass Catch & Release - Lakes and Ponds Apr. 8 - Jun. 9
  Catch & Release - Lake Champlain only Dec. 1, 2016 - Jun. 9, 2017
Pickerel, N. Pike, Yellow Perch   No Closed Season
Walleye All waters except Chittenden Reservoir and Connecticut River May 7, 2016 - Mar. 15, 2017 & May 6, 2017 - Mar. 15, 2018
  Chittenden Reservoir and Connecticut River See Guide to Laws
Sauger   No Open Season
Smelt    No Closed Season
Free Fishing Days   Jan. 28 and June 10, 2017
     
HUNTING    
Deer Bow & Arrow Oct. 7 - Nov. 3 & Dec. 2 - Dec. 10
  Youth Deer Weekend Nov. 4 - Nov. 5
  16-Day Regular Season Nov. 11 - Nov. 26
  Muzzleloader Dec. 2 - Dec. 10
Black Bear Early Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 10
  Late Season Nov. 11 - Nov. 19
Turkey Youth Turkey Weekend Apr. 29 - Apr. 30
  Spring Season May 1 - May 31
  Fall Seasons - Bow & Arrow Only - in all WMUs statewide Oct. 7 - Oct. 20
  Fall Seasons - Shotgun or Bow & Arrow - in WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q Oct. 21 - Oct. 29
  Fall Seasons - Shotgun or Bow & Arrow - in WMUs F, K, and N Oct. 21 - Nov. 5
Moose Archery Oct. 1 - Oct. 7
  Regular Season Oct. 21 - Oct. 26
Hare/Rabbit WMUs D & E remain open through March 31 Sept. 24, 2016 - Mar. 12, 2017 & Sept. 30, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2018
Gray Squirrel   Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Ruffed Grouse/Partridge   Sept. 30 - Dec. 31
Woodcock  

To be announced

Crow Friday - Monday

Jan. 15 - Apr. 11 & Aug. 19 - Dec. 19

Snow Goose   To be announced
     
FURBEARER HUNTING    

Bobcat

  Jan. 10 - Feb. 7
Red & Gray Fox   Oct. 22, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017 & Oct. 28, 2017 - Feb. 11, 2018
Racoon   Oct. 14 - Dec. 31
Muskrat   Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Coyote   Open Year Round
Fisher, Otter, Beaver, Marten, Lynx, Wolf   No Open Season
     
FURBEARER TRAPPING    
Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel   Oct. 28 - Dec. 31
Otter   Oct. 22, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017 & Oct. 28,  2017 - Feb. 28, 2018
Muskrat   Oct. 22, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 & Oct. 28, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018
Fisher   Dec. 1 - 31
Bobcat   Dec. 1 - 16
Beaver   Oct. 22, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 & Oct. 28, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018
Martel, Lynx, Wolf   No Open Season
*Read the 2017 Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws for more information and exceptions to these dates.
  

 

  RESIDENT        NON-RESIDENT  
  Fishing (ages 18-69) $26.00   Fishing $52.00
  Youth Fishing (ages 15-17; under 15, no license needed) 8.00   Youth Fishing (ages 15-17; under age 15, no license needed) 15.00
  Five-Year Fishing License 124.00   Five-Year Fishing License 249.00
  Three-Day Fishing1 11.00   One-Day Fishing1 21.00
  Combination Fishing & Hunting 42.00   Three-Day Fishing1 23.00
  Five-Year Combination License 204.00   Seven-day Fishing1 31.00
  Youth Combination Fishing & Hunting (age 17 or under) 12.00   Combination Fishing & Hunting 138.00
   1-Term Licenses: All dates are inclusive and consecutive     Five-Year Combination License 684.00
        Youth Combination Fishing & Hunting (age 17 or under) 30.00
  Hunting     Hunting  
  Hunting (one-year license) 26.00   Hunting (one-year license) 100.00
  Hunting (five-year license) 124.00   Hunting (five-year license) 494.00
  Youth Hunting (age 17 or under) 8.00   Youth Hunting (age 17 or under 25.00
  Combination Hunting/Fishing (one- year license) 42.00   Combination Hunting/Fishing (one-year license) 138.00
  Combination Hunting/Fishing (five- year license) 204.00   Combination Hunting/Fishing (five-year license) 684.00
  Youth Combination (age 17 or under) 12.00   Youth Combination (age 17 or under) 30.00
  Mentored Hunting 10.00   Mentored Hunting 10.00
  Trapping (one-year license)
23.00   Trapping (one-year license) 305.00
  Trapping (five-year license) 109.00   Trapping (five-year license) 1,519.00
  Youth Trapping (age 17 or under) 10.00   Small Game1
50.00
  Archery-Deer (hunting license needed) 2 23.00   Archery-Deer (hunting license needed)2 38.00
  Turkey (hunting license needed) 23.00   Archery Only-Deer (hunting license NOT needed)2 75.00
 

1 Small Game Licenses: Entitles the holder to take small game, furbearers and other wild animals (except big game) by any lawful means other than a trap.

    Turkey (hunting license needed) 38.00
   2 Archery deer licenses are only valid for use in archery deer season.     Bear (Sept. 1 - Nov. 11 early season - hunting license needed) 15.00
  3 Muzzleloader deer licenses are only valid for use in muzzleloader deer season.     Muzzleloader-Deer (hunting license needed) 40.00

Complete listing, in depth details, maps, license information, moose permit applications, and antlerless deer permit applications are available on-line at  www.vtfishandwildlife.com. For more information contact:

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Agency of Natural Resources, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3702.  Office Hours:  7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.  General Information:  802-828-1000

 

Warden / District Chief*
Northeastern District

State Police
Office Tel. (802)

Home Tel (802) Residence  
Scott, T. Mike 334-8881 525-5501 Barton  
Spl. Shopland, Russell 748-3111 472-3040 East Hardwick  
Amsden, Dennis 234-9933 751-7695 Danville  
Dukette, Jason 334-8881 334-2904 Derby  
Lt. Gregory, David 751-0103 626-4390 Lyndonville  
Hazard, Randy 334-8881 962-3492 Bloomfield  
Reed, Jenna 334-8881 334-1215 Newport Center  
Schichtle, Mark 222-4680 757-2121 Wells River  
Sgt. Szymanowski, Trevor 748-3111 695-1314 North Concord  

 

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