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December 2018

BOBCAT Trapping Closes

December 16

2018 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Red & Gray Fox: October 27 to February 10, 2019 Raccoon: October 13 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: No Closed Season Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2018 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 27 to December 31 Otter, Muskrat, Beaver: October 27 to March 31, 2019 FIsher: December 1 to December 31…

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Crow Hunting Closes

December 19
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Seasons Close: Hunting for Gray Squirrel, Ruffed Grouse, Raccoon; Trapping for Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel, Fisher

December 31

2018 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Red & Gray Fox: October 27 to February 10, 2019 Raccoon: October 13 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: No Closed Season Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2018 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 27 to December 31 Otter, Muskrat, Beaver: October 27 to March 31, 2019 FIsher: December 1 to December 31…

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January 2019

Public Hearings on Fishing Regulation Changes

January 7, 2019 - January 16, 2019

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold five public hearings in January on proposed changes to fishing regulations.  Proposed changes in the baitfish regulation would simplify some parts of it and establish it as separate from the general regulation on fishing.  Jobs Pond in Westmore and Martins Pond in Peacham would be added to the list of waters with a two-trout daily limit.  A section of the Lamoille River downstream of Johnson with a two-trout daily limit and 16-inch…

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F&W Clinic: Introduction to Walleye Fishing, Chittenden

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chittenden Reservoir Chittenden, VT 05737 United States + Google Map

Fishing Clinic Introduction to Walleye Fishing Location: Chittenden Reservoir, Chittenden VT Time: 9:00 am Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside. Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering. Event Date:  Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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FREE ICE FISHING DAY, & Festival

January 26, 2019

ishing Clinic Free Ice Fishing Day & Festival Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? Now we have found that excuse for you: a "Free Ice Fishing Day" on the last Saturday in January. Saturday, January 26, 2019 is Vermont’s next free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license. Not Sure How? - No Problem! Come to our FREE…

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February 2019

F&W Clinic: Ice Fishing for Panfish, Shelburne

February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shelburne Pond, 297 Pond Access Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Fishing Clinic Ice Fishing for Panfish Location: Shelburne Pond, Shelburne, VT Time: 10 am Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside. Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering. Location details will be given upon registering. Sunday, February 3,…

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F&W Clinic: Introduction to Ice Fishing, Castleton

February 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Bomoseen, 22 Cedar Mountain Road
Fair Haven, VT 05743 United States
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Fishing Clinic Introduction to Ice Fishing Location: Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, VT Time: 2:00 pm Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside. Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering. Location details will be given upon registering. Tuesday, February 5,…

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Red and Gray Fox hunting closes

February 10, 2019

2018 Furbearer Hunting Seasons Red & Gray Fox: October 27 to February 10, 2019 Raccoon: October 13 to December 31 Muskrat: March 20 to April 19 Coyote, Opossum, Skunk, Weasel: No Closed Season Beaver, Otter, Mink, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: NO OPEN SEASON 2018 Furbearer Trapping Seasons Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: October 27 to December 31 Otter, Muskrat, Beaver: October 27 to March 31, 2019 FIsher: December 1 to December 31…

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F&W Clinic: Introduction to Smelting, Waterbury

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fishing Clinic Introduction to Smelting Location: Waterbury Reservoir, Waterbury, VT Time: 5:00 pm Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside. Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering. Location details will be given upon registering. Thursday, February 21, 2019 -…

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Spring Snow Goose Season Opens, Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones

February 26, 2019

Season extends through March 10. See 2018-Migratory_Waterfowl_Laws for more migratory bird hunting information.

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March 2019

Rabbit and Hare hunting closes, except WMUs D and E

March 10, 2019

2018 Rabbit & Hare Seasons: September 30, 2017 to March 11, 2018 AND September 29, 2018 to March 10, 2019 WMUs D and E remain open through March 31 Bag limit: 3 daily; 6 possession

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