Saturday, February 4th, 2023
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Vermont's Archery Deer Season Starts Oct. 5

Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont's upcoming October 5-27 and December 7-15 archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to three deer in Vermont's archery season with three archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck. No antlerless deer may be taken in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E, where antlerless deer hunting is prohibited in 2013.
 
In Vermont a hunter may take up to three deer in a calendar year in any combination of seasons (Archery, Youth Weekend, November Rifle Season, December Muzzleloader). Of these, only two may be legal bucks, and only one buck may be taken in each season. A "legal buck" is a deer with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. All three deer in the annual bag limit may be antlerless deer.
 
New this year — it is now legal to carry a pistol or revolver while bow hunting deer in the bow and arrow season. The pistol or revolver MAY NOT be used to take game or dispatch the deer. It is illegal to carry a rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader while bow hunting deer in the bow and arrow deer season.
 
Also new this year – a hunter must be at least 25 feet from the road to shoot a firearm or bow and arrow, and it is illegal to shoot across the road.
 
Click here for the 2013 Deer Season Guide…
 

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