The deadline to apply for a Vermont muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit is fast approaching – August 15.
Hunters can apply on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page. 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.”
Like in the past, a person may apply in the lottery category, or as a landowner. However, it is a violation for a landowner 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).