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Waterfowl hunting dates posted

VERMONT — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department now has information on its website at vtfishandwildlife.com about the 2020 controlled waterfowl hunts at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison and Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area in Alburgh.
Controlled goose hunting at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area will be by pre-registration with hunting zones assigned at the time of the permit drawing. Any vacancies due to “no-shows” on hunting days will be filled on the morning of the hunt with a self- check-in process. Self-registration permits will be available at the Dead Creek check-in kiosk.
Friday, Oct. 16, is a junior hunter day at Dead Creek. Only hunters 17 years of age or younger on Oct. 16 may self-register.

Duck season opens on Oct. 10 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones, and on Oct. 6 in the Connecticut River Zone. The Lake Champlain Zone has a split season (Oct. 10-Nov. 1; Nov. 21-Dec. 27.
A statewide early hunting season to control Vermont’s population of resident Canada geese will occur Sept. 1-25. A second Canada goose hunting season will be held Oct. 10-Nov. 8 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones. Snow goose hunting is open from Oct 1- Dec. 31 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones.
Be sure to read the 2020- 2021 Syllabus of State and Federal Hunting Regulations for Migratory Birds in Vermont available on Fish & Wildlife’s website.

 

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