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Deadline for VT Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader permits

August 29, 2018

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27,000 antlerless deer permits will be issued for the 2018 Muzzleloader Hunting Season. You are encouraged to apply early.

Printed Applications Available at R&L

Applying for a Permit Online

    • Hunters applying online for an antlerless muzzleloader permit will do so through the online license sales system as if they were purchasing a license or a tag using their Conservation ID number, or CID#.
  • Landowners who do not have a Conservation ID number will need to create a profile through the online license sales system to apply for a landowner application even if they do not intend to purchase a hunting license.
  • Permanent and lifetime license holders will apply through the online license system as well.

Deadline to apply is: August 29, 2018

Landowners who post their land may not apply for a muzzleloader landowner priority antlerless deer permit.

Download and print the application to mail in:

The drawing for the permits will occur in September and the winners will be posted on our website.

Questions? Call 802-828-1190 or email Cheri.Waters@vermont.gov

“The number of muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits was increased slightly this year to reduce deer populations in some parts of Vermont,” said Nick Fortin, deer project leader for Fish & Wildlife.  “Consecutive mild winters in 2016 and 2017 and a moderate winter in 2018 have allowed for deer population growth throughout the state. We expect the statewide deer population to be about 155,000 prior to the start of the 2018 deer seasons.”


August 29, 2018
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