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Vermont rifle deer season ending, but another season coming

November 25, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer hunting season is coming to a close, but hunters still have another opportunity to bag a deer.

The rifle season ends Sunday afternoon. But from Dec. 1 to Dec. 9 people will get an opportunity to hunt with muzzleloaders and bows and arrows.

A muzzleloader hunter may take one legal buck anywhere in the state. In addition, a hunter who received a muzzleloader antlerless deer permit may take one antlerless deer in the Wildlife Management Unit designated on the permit.

An archery hunter may take a legal buck, provided they didn’t take one in the October archery season. An archery hunter may take an antlerless deer anywhere.

A legal buck is a deer with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer.

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