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Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens
October 1, 2022
2022 Deer Seasons
October 1-December 15, 2022
One legal buck may be taken anywhere in the state not to exceed the one buck annual limit
|Youth Deer Weekend||October 22-23, 2022||One deer of either sex, no antler restriction (pending Fish and Wildlife Board approval)|
|Novice Weekend||October 22-23, 2022||
A Novice is a person who purchased their first hunting license within the past 12 months and is 16 years of age or older.
|Muzzleloader Antlerless||October 27-October 30, 2022||TBD by Fish and Wildlife Board
Muzzleloader license and antlerless permit required – check website in June for permit availability
Permit may be used during this season or during the regular muzzleloader deer season
|November Regular||November 12-November 27, 2022||One legal buck may be taken anywhere in the state not to exceed the one buck annual limit|
|Muzzleloader||December 3-11, 2022||One legal buck may be taken anywhere in the state not to exceed the one buck annual limit. Antlerless deer may be take if you have an antlerless permit|
No more than four deer per year, only one may be a legal buck. Youth and novice hunters can take two legal bucks, provided one is taken during the youth or novice season, not to exceed the annual limit of four deer. No antler restrictions apply for Youth Deer Weekend.
Legal Buck Definition
In Wildlife Management Units C, D1, D2 E1, E2, G, I, L, M, P, and Q a legal buck is any deer with at least one antler three inches or more in length.
In Wildlife Management Units A, B, F1, F2, H, J1, J2, K, N, and O a legal buck is any deer with at least one antler with two or more antler points one inch in length or longer.
Vermont’s complete 2022 Hunting and Trapping Guide and Regulations are available HERE.