Hunting the Green Mountains

Vermont's abundance of game makes it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast

Hunting opportunities abound in Vermont. White-tailed deer, black bear, moose, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, waterfowl, and snowshoe hare hunting are all popular in the fall. Few states can match the experience of a Vermont hunt, which includes the legendary scenery of the Green Mountain State.

Finding a place to hunt in Vermont is easy, with more than 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat open to public hunting.

Hunting in Vermont is now being rediscovered by Vermonters and visitors alike as a way to learn about the natural world, the local environment, and wildlife. Vermont’s youth hunting programs make it easy, fun, and exciting for the whole family to get involved in the tradition and heritage of a Vermont hunt.

Additional information on planning a Vermont hunting trip can be found through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department or Vermont Outdoor Guides Association.

Buy your fishing and hunting license online.


Vermont Fish and Wildlife has information on current regulations, stocking schedules, events and more. It's also convenient to buy your license online, with only a few clicks.

2018 Hunting Regulations Guide cover.

Vermont Hunting Regulations Guide

Are you planning a hunting trip to the Green Mountain State? Don't forget to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations.

Ice Shanty on Lake Memphremagog


Vermont Outdoor Guides Association can connect you with a guide to make your ice fishing excursion more fun. First-timers and knowledgeable ice anglers will benefit from a guide’s company and experience.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.


Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!

Official Vermont Vacation Guide Summer 2020

Free Vermont Vacation Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.