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Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Applications are Available



posted at 9:07 am Thu Jul 29th, 2021 by (WherezIt_Staff)

 

VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  July 29, 2021

Media Contact: Amy Alfieri, 802-759-2398 or David Sausville, 802-324-4206

 

Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Applications are Available

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department now has information on its website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) about the 2021 controlled waterfowl hunts at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison and Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area in Alburgh. 

Applications for hunting at Mud Creek on October 14 and 16 may be downloaded from the website.  Applications must be submitted electronically to Tammy.Gratton@vermont.gov or postmarked and returned no later than August 27, 2021 to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452.

Hunting on Oct. 14 and 16 at Mud Creek will be by pre-registration only, and blind sites will be assigned at the time of the permit lottery.  Any vacancies due to “no-shows” on those days will be filled on the morning of the hunt with a self-check-in process.  All other Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the open seasons will be self-registration days with permits available at the Mud Creek operations building.

A drawing to award hunting permits will be held Friday, August 27, at 12:00 Noon at the Fish and Wildlife Department office at 111 West Street, Essex Junction.  Attendance is not required.  Successful applicants will be notified by mail.

Controlled goose hunting at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area will be by pre-registration with hunting zones assigned at the time of the permit drawing.  Any vacancies due to “no-shows” on hunting days will be filled on the morning of the hunt with a self-check-in process.  Self-registration permits will be available at the Dead Creek check-in kiosk.

Friday, October 15, is a junior hunter day at Dead Creek.  Only hunters 17 years of age or younger on October 16 may self-register. 

Duck season opens on October 13 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones, and on October 5 in the Connecticut River Zone.  The Lake Champlain Zone has a split season (October 13-17; October 30-December 23); the Interior Vermont Zone is a straight season (October 13-December 11); and the Connecticut River Zone has a split duck season (October 5-November 7; November 24-December 19).

A statewide early hunting season to control Vermont’s population of resident Canada geese will occur September 1-25.  A second Canada goose hunting season will be held October 13-November 11 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones.  Canada goose hunting in the Connecticut River Zone will continue October 5-November 7 and November 24 -December 19.

Snow goose hunting is open from October 1- December 31 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones and October 5-December 19 in the Connecticut River Zone.

Be sure to read the 2021-2022 Syllabus of State and Federal Hunting Regulations for Migratory Birds in Vermont available on Fish and Wildlife’s website. 

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John Hall, Information Specialist

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

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1 National Life Dr, Davis 2

Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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