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September 2020

Rabbit, Hare and Ruffed Grouse (Partridge) Hunting Seasons Open

September 26

Vermont's complete 2020 Hunting and Trapping Guide and Regulations are available HERE.

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend

September 26 - September 27

MONTPELIER, Vt. – On September 26 and 27, hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt ducks and geese in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont waterfowl hunting zones. The age requirement is 15 and under in the Connecticut River zone. The youth hunter must have a Vermont hunting license and must be accompanied by an unarmed adult, 18 years of age or older, who also has a Vermont hunting license. Youths 16 and 17 years of age must…

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October 2020

Woodcock and Common Snipe Hunting Season Opens

October 1

Woodcock hunting season is October 1- November 14 statewide with a three-bird bag limit. All migratory game bird (woodcock, ducks and geese) hunters must also be registered with the Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) in each state they hunt. You can register on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website or call toll-free 1-877-306-7091. After providing some basic information, you will receive your annual H.I.P. registration number, which you then need to record on your hunting license. The hunting season dates, bag limits…

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Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens

October 1

2020 Deer Seasons Seasons Dates Notes Archery October 1-November 13, 2020 and November 30-December 15 Closed during regular November season One legal buck may be taken anywhere in the state not to exceed the one buck annual limit WMUs open to antlerless deer hunting in archery season will be posted in August A crossbow may be used by anyone Youth Deer Weekend October 24-25, 2020 One deer of either sex, no antler restriction (pending Fish and Wildlife Board approval) Novice…

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Snow Goose Season BEGINS, Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones

October 1

In addition to a hunting license, a waterfowl hunter 16 or older must carry a current federal duck stamp and Vermont Migratory Waterfowl tag in order to hunt waterfowl in Vermont.  Federal stamps are sold at post offices, federal refuges, or online at www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/buy-duck-stamp.php.  State Migratory Waterfowl tags are available on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) and from license agents.  The hunter must sign the federal duck stamp. Both Federal and State waterfowl stamps can be purchased at R&L…

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Archery Turkey Hunting Season Opens

October 3

2020 Turkey Seasons Seasons Dates Limits Youth Weekend The weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey One bearded turkey, statewide Spring May 1 - 31 Two bearded turkeys, statewide Fall (Archery only) October 3 - 23, 2020 One of either sex, statewide Fall (Archery or Shotgun) October 24 - November 1, 2020 One of either sex, WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q Fall (Archery or Shotgun) October 24 - November 8, 2020…

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Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Brant, Scaup, Ducks, Coots, Mergansers SEASON OPENS, Connecticut River Zone

October 6

In addition to a hunting license, a waterfowl hunter 16 or older must carry a current federal duck stamp and Vermont Migratory Waterfowl tag in order to hunt waterfowl in Vermont.  Federal stamps are sold at post offices, federal refuges, or online at www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/buy-duck-stamp.php.  State Migratory Waterfowl tags are available on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) and from license agents.  The hunter must sign the federal duck stamp. Both Federal and State waterfowl stamps can be purchased at R&L…

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Raccoon Hunting Season Opens

October 10

2020 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Bobcat: January 10 to February 7 Red & Gray Fox: October 26, 2019 to February 9, 2020 AND October 24, 2020 to February 14, 2021 Raccoon: October 10 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: Open Year Round Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2020 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 24 to December 31…

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Canada Goose, Brant, Ducks, Coots, Mergansers SEASON OPENS, Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones

October 10

In addition to a hunting license, a waterfowl hunter 16 or older must carry a current federal duck stamp and Vermont Migratory Waterfowl tag in order to hunt waterfowl in Vermont.  Federal stamps are sold at post offices, federal refuges, or online at www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/buy-duck-stamp.php.  State Migratory Waterfowl tags are available on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) and from license agents.  The hunter must sign the federal duck stamp. Both Federal and State waterfowl stamps can be purchased at R&L…

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Archery Turkey Hunting Season Ends

October 23

2020 Turkey Seasons Seasons Dates Limits Youth Weekend The weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey One bearded turkey, statewide Spring May 1 - 31 Two bearded turkeys, statewide Fall (Archery only) October 3 - 23, 2020 One of either sex, statewide Fall (Archery or Shotgun) October 24 - November 1, 2020 One of either sex, WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q Fall (Archery or Shotgun) October 24 - November 8, 2020…

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Red and Gray Fox Hunting Season Opens

October 24

2020 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Bobcat: January 10 to February 7 Red & Gray Fox: October 26, 2019 to February 9, 2020 AND October 24, 2020 to February 14, 2021 Raccoon: October 10 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: Open Year Round Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2020 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 24 to December 31…

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Trapping Season Opens for Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel, Otter, Muskrat, Beaver

October 24

2020 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Bobcat: January 10 to February 7 Red & Gray Fox: October 26, 2019 to February 9, 2020 AND October 24, 2020 to February 14, 2021 Raccoon: October 10 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: Open Year Round Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2020 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 24 to December 31…

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