Deer hunt slows during final leg of season

Despite a record-breaking November rifle season in which hunters had 676 bucks weighed locally, 2023 ultimately proved to be a below-average year for the overall number of deer killed and handled at Addison County wildlife reporting stations.

Start of deer season finds happy hunters

The deer rifle season got off to a strong start this past weekend with an above-average total of 244 bucks handled at eight Addison County big-game reporting stations.

Regular deer season to begin on Nov. 11

Hunters may take one legal buck during this season if they did not already take one during the archery deer season.

Deer season opens Nov. 11

Vermont’s 16-day regular deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 11, and ends Sunday, Nov. 26. 

Archery deer season to open Oct. 1

Vermont’s upcoming archery deer hunting season will run from Sunday, Oct. 1- Friday, Nov.10 and Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 15 

The Outside Story: Oh deer! How deer contribute to the spread of invasives

A winter walk in the forest reveals a flurry of wildlife activity that often goes unnoticed during other times of the year.

Hunters take 1,141 deer locally

Boosted by a strong rifle season, 2022 surpassed 2021 in the overall number of deer weighed at an Addison County wildlife reporting station, but just barely because archery season numbers were average at best while muzzleloader and Youth Hunting Weekend c … (read more)

Little deer hunter harvests enormous whitetail deer

At five-feet, four-inches tall, Kristen Nolan Patterson of Bridport does not present an imposing stature most of the time.

Buxton’s rifle season report

Many hunters brought deer to Buxton’s Store in Orwell to be weighed during the successful final two weeks of rifle season, including several trophy bucks.

Hunters happy with rifle season

After a slow start to Vermont’s 16-day rifle season for deer locally, hunters brought a near-record number of bucks to be weighed at Addison County’s wildlife reporting stations.

As deer rifle season opens, results come in low

Many hunters were successful locally as Vermont’s 16-day rifle season for deer opened this past weekend — but not as many as in most recent seasons.

Many succeed in youth hunt weekend

Eighty-eight young and first-time hunters brought deer they’d shot to Addison County’s wildlife reporting stations during Youth Hunting Weekend on Oct. 22-23.

Deer hunters urged to wear orange

Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day regular deer season that begins Saturday, November 12, and ends Sunday, November 27. 

Hunters asked to provide deer teeth

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help gathering biological data on the state’s deer population.

Slower December wraps mostly solid year for deer

Although not many hunters were happy after December’s deer muzzleloader and archery seasons, overall 2021 remains the fifth most productive year for deer hunting in Addison County since 2005.