From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
-- Applications for Vermont's antlerless deer lottery can be submitted online with a credit or debit card payment, or printed, filled out, and mailed in with a check. Applications also are available at license agents statewide. The permits are only for antlerless deer, which is defined as deer without antlers or with antlers less than three inches long.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Aug. 26 or to the Waterbury Fish & Wildlife office by 4:30 p.m. Online applications will be accepted until midnight Aug. 26. The cost to apply is $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. A person may submit only one application.
A hunter who wins an antlerless deer permit in the lottery may use it to take one antlerless deer by muzzleloader during the Dec.4-12 muzzleloader season in the wildlife management unit (WMU) designated on the permit.
All of Vermont's wildlife management units (WMUs) are proposed to have muzzleloader antlerless permits this year except WMUs E, O1 and P. The 25,600 muzzleloader antlerless permits proposed are expected to net a harvest of about 4,500 deer. The numbers of permits to be issued and WMUs to be open will be determined by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board at a later date.