Governor Scott signed H.716 on July 13, 2020 giving Vermont Abenaki free hunting and fishing rights, effective January 1, 2021.
You must apply for a special license – just carrying your card is not sufficient. However, there is no cost for the special license. This law does not include all big game tags (like bow, turkey, muzzleloader, etc.) which still would have to be purchased as extra. It only comes with what is issued with the combination hunting and fishing license.
Note: Anyone who is on the tribal rolls of any of the tribes that are recognized by the State of Vermont can apply.
Following is a copy of the licensing information needed to apply for a Tribal Citizen Fishing and Hunting License. Download the Application below by hitting the “Download PDF” link – just click on that to download and print a copy. Note that if you want to also have things such as archery, muzzleloader, and wildfowl licenses, you still have to pay for those add-ons.