Vermont bear season starts Sept. 1

REGION – Vermont’s bear hunting season starts Sept. 1. Vermont Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that they can improve their chances if they scout ahead of time to find fall foods such as wild apples, beechnuts, acorns, and berries – where bears will be feeding.

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VTF&W asks hunters in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and GPS collars because they are valuable animals in the Deerfield Wind bear study. Photo by Jacob Zorn.

Vermont has two bear seasons. The early season, which requires a special bear tag, starts Sept. 1 and continues through Nov. 10. The late bear season begins Nov. 11 and continues through Nov. 19. A hunter may only take one bear during the year.

Hunters took 697 bears last year in 193 Vermont towns.

VTF&W asks hunters in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and GPS collars because they are valuable animals in the Deerfield Wind bear study.

 

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