Hunting is allowed on the Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests. As with any recreational opportunity on the National Forests, all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations must be followed.
- Green Mountain National Forest (Vermont)
- Finger Lakes National Forest (New York)
When parking, accessing, and hunting on the Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests:
- Park off the traveled portion of the road and do not block traffic.
- Do not block gates, emergency access may be needed.
- Adhere to ATV/OHV policies: remain on designated trails only; designated trails must be posted open to ATV/OHV use.
- Do not travel off the forest road systems with vehicles.
- Be familiar with Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests’ property boundary markings to ensure that you are on public land.
- Do not discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area.
- Temporary tree stands and ground blinds are allowed as long as no damage is done to any living tree in erecting, maintaining, using or accessing the stand or blind. This includes the use of nails, bolts, screws (including access steps), wire, chain or any other material that may penetrate through a living tree's bark. No live limbs, shrubs, or trees can be cut. Tree stands and ground blinds must be clearly, permanently and legibly marked with the owner's name and address.
- Be courteous and follow safe hunting practices. Be aware that there can be other forest users around who may not be aware it is hunting season.
- Please report any violations.
We recommend that you use a USGS Topographic Map, Vermont Atlas, or a Gazetteer for more detail on hunting locations.