Vermont Moose Hunt Application Deadline, June 19
June 10, 2024

The deadline to apply for a 2024 Vermont moose hunting permit is June 19.

Moose permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website for the hunt limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northeastern corner of the state.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board voted on April 10 to have 80 either-sex moose hunting permits and 100 antlerless moose hunting permits available this year for a hunt limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northeastern corner of the state. The science-based hunt will result in an estimated harvest of about 94 moose, or about 10 percent of the current moose population in WMU E.

“Moose are abundant in WMU E with significantly higher population density than in any other part of the state,” said Nick Fortin, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s moose project leader. “Moose are the primary host for winter ticks, and higher moose densities support high numbers of winter ticks which negatively impact moose health and survival.”

Lottery applications for hunting permits are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. The deadline to apply is June 19. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350.

Hunters who held a permit within the past five years are not eligible to apply for a permit or to buy a bonus point. Applicants must continue to annually submit a moose permit application if they wish to retain their past bonus permits and accumulate subsequent bonus points.

Five permits will be available to Vermont military veterans, three permits will be available for “Special Opportunity” recipients with life-threatening illnesses, and three permits will be auctioned in accordance with regulations.

A drawing for permit winners is scheduled for Wednesday, July17.

The 2024 Moose Season Recommendation and related information about moose research and management are available on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website at