Young hunters asked to help officials

Hunters who harvest a deer during Vermont’s youth and novice deer weekend are encouraged to bring it to one of 19 biological reporting stations to help state wildlife biologists gather data on the health of Vermont’s deer population.

Deer disease found in Rutland County

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is a common viral disease of deer in North America but had never previously been confirmed in Vermont.

Some hunting kills can be reported online

Vermont hunters will be able to report turkeys and some deer they harvest this fall online through the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website

Novice hunting weekend approaches

Hunters embarking on their first deer season are encouraged to take advantage of Vermont’s second annual novice weekend on the  Oct. 23 and 24.

State defines rules for annual archery season

Vermont’s archery deer hunting season runs at two different times this year: Oct. 1 to Nov. 12 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 15.

Vermont hunters had a big year

MONTPELIER — Final statewide deer harvest numbers will not be available until March, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced last week the final tally will be around 18,000 deer, the second highest total since 2000. Those deer will provide … (read more)

Addison County deer hunters shatter rifle season record again this year

ADDISON COUNTY — For the second straight year the region’s deer hunters have broken the post-2005 record for most bucks taken during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season. And this time they smashed the mark for deer weighed in Addison County since Depar … (read more)

Hunters find success as rifle season opens

ADDISON COUNTY — Many hunters got their wishes answered and skills rewarded in the first few days of Vermont’s rifle deer season, which opened on Nov. 14. No local hunter was happier than Chris Hanson on Wednesday, Nov. 18.  According to Andy Buxton owner … (read more)

Deer hunters collect incisor teeth for data

VERMONT — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population.  Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 14-29 regular deer season are asked to provide a … (read more)

Deer hunting website ready to help

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently launched a new webpage to provide information and answer questions about changes to deer hunting regulations. The webpage has a Frequently-Asked-Question section, video series, maps, calendars … (read more)

Follow the rules to keep the deer herd healthy

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is directing hunters to follow the regulation designed to keep Vermont deer healthy by banning the use of anydeerlurecontainingnaturaldeer urine or other deer bodily fluids. Such lures can carry the in … (read more)

Dates set for bow-hunting deer season

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Archery Deer Season runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 13 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 15 this year.  Each hunter may take up to four deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season if they do not shoot any deer in the other deer seasons. The purchase of an … (read more)

Don’t touch deer fawns

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says deer fawns are being born this time of year and asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up. Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to Verm … (read more)

Public deer hearings on tap

MONTPELIER — Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in deer and moose should plan on attending the Vermont Fish and Wildlife public hearings being held in March. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2019 deer seasons and prospects for hu … (read more)

Hunters happy with muzzleloader season

ADDISON COUNTY — December’s combined muzzleloader and archery season for deer proved to be the second-best for Addison County in the past seven years, with 330 deer weighed at the county’s seven wildlife reporting stations.  That nine-day season that ende … (read more)