Antlerless deer deadline is Aug. 15

The deadline to apply for a Vermont muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit is upon us, as it is set for Aug. 15.

Hunters can apply on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website at Or they can apply with a paper application available from license agents.

“The online application is a really swift and easy process that ensures you are immediately entered into the lottery,” said Deer Project Leader Adam Murkowski. “Plus, it saves you postage. We encourage you to use the online application because it is more efficient for you and for us. Be sure to apply before the August 15 deadline.”

As in the past, a person may apply in the lottery category or as a landowner. However, it is a violation for landowners to apply for a landowner antlerless permit if they are posting their land against hunting. Fish & Wildlife says it will be closely monitoring landowner applications and listing permit winners in both categories on its website.

The number of December muzzleloader season antlerless permits is 17,050, distributed in 13 of Vermont’s 20 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).

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