MONTPELIER, Vt. – The deadline to apply for an antlerless deer permit to be used during Vermont’s Dec. 7-15 muzzleloader deer hunting season is Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Paper antlerless permit applications are not available this year. You can apply online at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com, or license agents across the state that sell hunting and fishing licenses can process your application for you.
Landowners who do not have a Conservation ID number will need to create a profile through the online license sales system to apply for a landowner application even if they do not intend to purchase a hunting license. Landowners who post their land may not apply for a muzzleloader landowner antlerless deer permit.
“The winter of 2019 was severe in central and northeastern Vermont, causing the permit allocation to be 51% less in those areas than in 2018,” said Nick Fortin, deer project leader for the Fish & Wildlife Department. “Elsewhere, the permit allocation is similar to 2018 as little change is expected in the deer population in those areas.”
A lottery drawing for muzzleloader antlerless permit recipients will be held Sept. 17.