Hunting Season Hiking
Though hunting season may be in full swing, the parks are still available for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or skiing. Please come and visit the parks, but remember to be cautious in the woods. Dress in blaze orange (dogs, too) and make yourself heard.
You may be less likely to run into hunters at State Parks like Niquette Bay, Underhill, Knight Point, and Mt. Philo. When planning your hike, please note that hunters are required to stay back at least 500 feet of park facilities and structures on state lands, so walking on park roads is a good option.
For more information on hunting in Vermont, view Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Hunting and Trapping Calendar. For more information on trails, view the Vermont State Parks Hiking page.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife's Hunting & Trapping Calendar:
Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 Late Black Bear Hunting Season
Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Rifle Deer Hunting Season
Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 14 2014 Bow & Arrow Deer HuntingDec 6, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season