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December 06, 2017

Changes to Permanent Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Licenses Coming in 2018

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters, anglers and trappers of changes to permanent licenses that go into effect starting January 1, 2018.

A permanent license is currently available free to Vermont residents 70 or older. Beginning January 1, a resident 66 or older may purchase a permanent license for a one-time fee of $60.

All licenses may be purchased at a license agent or district office or online at People who already have a permanent license do not need to purchase another, but need to renew theirs in 2018.

A permanent license allows a qualified recipient to hunt, fish or trap without purchasing additional licenses for the rest of their lifetime. Vermont's permanent license can include all regular season tags, including archery deer, muzzleloader deer and turkey tags. Additional tags for second archery, moose and antlerless lotteries and waterfowl stamps must be purchased separately. A permanent license must be renewed every year, which is free online or at any district office.

Anyone with questions should check Fish & Wildlife's website ( or call the licensing office at 802-828-1190.

Media Contacts: Elizabeth Stratton, 802-377-5602

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: December 06, 2017 15:34:59