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Vermont Fish & Game

Vermont offers a bounty of big and small game hunting throughout the Northeast Kingdom that is open seasonally and available to hunters with official licenses. Vermont's largest trophy moose, white tail deer, black bear and wild turkeys are found in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom. Hunters from around New England know that northern Vermont and New Hampshire offer world class hunting experiences.
Fishing in Vermont is also a long cherished pastime that is open on the states beautiful lakes and rivers with approved licenses. Anglers love the spring fed waters of Vermont lakes and the crystal clear rivers. Families love the experience of casting a line and hooking up with the wide variety of Vermont fish. Whether fishing from shore or on a boat, Vermont waterways offer amazing time to experience the outdoors and reconnect with Mother Nature. Some of the largest fish in the history of Vermont have been caught in the Northeast Kingdom and can be viewed on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website.


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Varies upon license.

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Hunting season runs September through March. Fishing season generally runs May through September.


  • Big game hunting
  • Small game hunting
  • Trapping
  • Sport fishing

Designated hunting& fishing areas

Only certain areas are open to hunting and fishing depending on the season. Many of these are near our hotel, but check with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department for full details.

Game type during the year

The game type available to hunt depends on the season that runs from September to March. Check with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department for full details.


  • When is hunting/fishing season in Vermont?

    Depending on the species, hunting season runs September through March. Fishing season generally runs May through September.
  • What is required to legally hunt and/or fish in Vermont?

    Hunters and fishers must obtain a license to legally hunt or fish in Vermont and must hunt and fish according to the official season for the species (if applicable).

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