Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife

Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife

2021 Vermont Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Seasons (dates inclusive)*

FISHING

 

Trout & Landlock Salmon

  Apr. 10 - Oct. 31
Trout & Landlocked Salmon Lake Champlain No Closed Season
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

Total Largemouth+Smallmouth= no more than 5

Jun. 12 - Nov. 30
     
Pickerel, N. Pike, Yellow Perch   No Closed Season
Walleye  

May 1, 2021 - March 15, 2022

  Please see State Reference Guide for more specific info.
Sauger   No Open Season
Smelt (Rainbow)
  No Closed Season
Free Fishing Days   June. 12
     
HUNTING    
Deer Bow & Arrow Oct. 1 - Nov. 12 & Nov. 29 - Dec. 15
  Youth Deer Weekend Oct. 23 - Oct. 24
  16-Day Regular Season Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
  Muzzleloader Dec. 4 - Dec. 12
  Muzzleloader Antlerless Oct. 28 - Oct. 31
     
Black Bear Early Season Sept. 1 - Oct. 12
  Late Season Oct. 13 - Oct. 21
     
Turkey Youth Turkey Weekend Apr. 24 - Apr. 25
  Spring Season May 1 - May 31
  Fall Seasons - Bow & Arrow Only - in all WMUs statewide Oct. 2 - Oct. 22
  Fall Seasons - Shotgun or Bow & Arrow - in WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q Oct. 23 - Oct. 31
  Fall Seasons - Shotgun or Bow & Arrow - in WMUs F, K, and N Oct. 23 - Nov. 7
     
Moose Archery TBA
  Regular Season Oct. 16 - Oct. 21
     
Hare/Rabbit WMUs D & E remain open through March 31 Sept. 25, 2021 - Mar. 13, 2022
Gray Squirrel   Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Ruffed Grouse/Partridge   Sept. 25 - Dec. 31
Woodcock  

To be announced

Crow Friday - Monday

Jan. 15 - Apr. 11 & Aug. 20 - Dec. 19

Friday - Monday only

   See State Reference Guide for more specific info.
     
FURBEARER HUNTING    

Bobcat

  Jan. 10-Feb. 7
Red & Gray Fox   Oct. 23, 2021 - Feb. 13, 2022
Racoon   Oct. 9 - Dec. 31
Muskrat
  Mar 20-Apr 19
Coyote, Opossum, Skink, Weasel
  No Closed Season
Fisher, Otter, Beaver, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Mink, Eastern Mountain Lion
  No Open Season
     
FURBEARER TRAPPING    
Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel   Oct. 23 - Dec. 31
Otter, Muskrat, Beaver
  Oct. 23, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022
  See State Reference Guide for more specific info.
Fisher   Dec. 1 - 31
Bobcat   Dec. 1 - 16
Martel, Lynx, Wolf, Mountain Lion
  No Open Season
*Read the 2021 Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws for more information and exceptions to these dates.
  

 

  RESIDENT        NON-RESIDENT  
  Fishing (ages 18-65) $86.00   Fishing $54.00
  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 134.00   Five-Year Fishing License 264.00
  Three-Day Fishing1 11.00   One-Day Fishing1 21.00
  Combination Fishing & Hunting 47.00   Three-Day Fishing1 23.00
  Five-Year Combination License 229.00   Seven-day Fishing1 31.00
  Youth Combination Fishing & Hunting (age 17 or under) 12.00   Combination Fishing & Hunting 143.00
   1-Term Licenses: All dates are inclusive and consecutive     Five-Year Combination License 709.00
        Youth Combination Fishing & Hunting (age 17 or under) 30.00
  Hunting     Hunting  
  Hunting (one-year license) 28.00   Hunting (one-year license) 102.00
  Hunting (five-year license) 134.00   Hunting (five-year license) 504.00
  Youth Hunting (age 17 or under) 8.00   Youth Hunting (age 17 or under 25.00
  Combination Hunting/Fishing (one- year license) 47.00   Combination Hunting/Fishing (one-year license) 143.00
  Combination Hunting/Fishing (five-year license) 229.00   Combination Hunting/Fishing (five-year license) 709.00
  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. 15 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:  8:30 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 535-5124 East Hardwick  
Seegers, Will
748-3111 498-5351 West Danville  
Jackman, Cody
748-3111 279-3560 E. Haven  
Hazard, Randy 334-8881 793-3321 Bloomfield  
Reed, Jenna 334-8881 279-9058 Newport Center  
Scott, T. Mike 229-9191 279-7817 Glover  
Sgt. Szymanowski, Trevor 748-3111 535-5058 North Concord  

 

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