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Swing by before you head out to the woods and browse trusted brands with proven performance and durability that are sure to keep you warm and dry. Combined with our camping, apparel and footwear departments it's like walking into any other large outfitter.  Why go into Burlington when you can get it right here in Johnson! 
Accessories include popular caliber ammunition, head lamps, boot / glove dryers, scent mask and attractants, tree stands, rifle cleaning kits, rifle slings, LEATHERMAN tools, water repellent, hand and foot warmers, targets, game tables, hunting knives, coolers, and soo much more.
Many of us at Johnson Hardware & Rental continue family hunting traditions that have been handed down for generations and taught us about preparation, perseverance, respect for the land, and stewardship for the animals we harvest. It’s a large part of what makes this season so special for many Vermonter's. Your hunting photo or story could win you a $300 gift card! Earn a $10 coupon just for entering.
Vermont big buck Trophy Club
 
Some impressive deer being harvested this season (200 lbs. +).
Take a look on Vermont Big Game Trophy Club's Facebook page. Visit their website for State records on deer, bear, turkey, moose and more. What a great local resource for Vermont Hunters.
 
 
STATE OF VERMONT HUNTING INFO & LINKS
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Access laws, guidlines, and regulations for all game and seasons before you head into the woods. We have highlighted White Tail Deer below.
Deer Seasons 
Dates 
Notes 
Archery 
October 1-28, 2016
December 3-11, 2016            
Two deer, only one of which may be a legal buck.  
                               
November 5-6, 2016            
One deer of either sex,
no antler restriction 
November Rifle 
November 12-27, 2016            
            
One legal buck this season 
Muzzleloader 
December 3-11, 2016            
One legal buck unless you have an antlerless permit 
December 3-11, 2016            
Legal Buck
 

LEGAL BUCK DEFINITION

A white-tailed deer is considered legal when it has at least one antler having two or more points, or projections of at least one inch from base to tip.

 

REMOVE AND SEND TOOTH IN.
Please remember to extract a tooth from your deer and submit it at the check station so we can continue to collect data on Vermont's deer herd. Or you can bring it to one of our 25 biological check stations located throughout the state, which are available at vtfishandwildlife.com. Thanks!

HUNTING LINKS AND RESOURCES
VERMONT BIG GAME TROPHY CLUB. Great site to view Vermont records across all seasons.
LOCAL GAME PROCESSING & PACKAGING
Georgia Market

Address: 962 Ethan Allen Hwy, Georgia, VT 05454
Hours: 7AM–9PM
Phone: (802) 527-1100
 
LOCAL TAXIDERMISTS
GAMEHEADS LIMITED
Pete LaJoie
5601 Upper Cold River Rd., Shrewsbury, Vt
Telephone: 802.492.3671
North American Big Game   -   African Big Game   -   Small Game
 
NORTHERN WILDLIFE TAXIDERMY
Walt Driscoll
550 Charleston Rd, Island Pond, Vermont
Telephone: 802.723.6659
Big Game   -   Small Game   -   Fish  -  Waterfowl  -  Rugs
 
KEVIN'S TAXIDERMY
Kevin Parah
144 Middle Road, Swanton, Vermont
Telephone: 802.868.4230
Big Game   -   Small Game
 
MOUNTAIN DEER TAXIDERMY
Rodney Elmer
1308 Loop Road, Northfield, Vermont
Telephone: 802.485.7184
Big Game   -   Small Game   -   Turkey   -   Fish
 
WILDWOOD TAXIDERMY
Don Carpenter
140 Wesley Drive, Charlotte, Vermont
Telephone: 802.425.2860
Big Game   -   Small Game   -   Turkey   -   Fish   -   Rugs
 
PRESERVING GOD'S CREATION TAXIDERMY
Cathy Gearwar's shop is located at 289 Stage Road, Benson, Vermont

www.creationtaxidermy.com

Telephone : 802.537.2145
 
MIKE RENAUD'S TAXIDERMY
Mike Renaud
155 Franklin Street, Winooski, Vermont
Telephone: 802.655.2319
Deer   -   Fish
 
BRAGG'S TAXIDERMY
Bragg's Taxidermy
10 Harrow Way, Middlebury, Vermont 
Telephone: 802.388.4264
Big Game   -   Small Game   -   Turkey   -   Fish

 

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Hunting Footwear

Say YES to warm dry feet this season.

Come browse brands and styles from Under Armour, Lacross, Muck, and Kamik. We have a huge selection to choose from with sizes and styles for Men, Women, and Youth.
Hunting Accessories

Supplies for camp and your adventure.

We carry brand name tents, sleeping systems, cookware and kitchen sets, fuel and stoves, safety and health kits, backpacks and hydration systems, dehydrated food and trail snacks, lighting solutions, gadgets & tools, and all the essential accessories required by a well stocked deer camp.
Hunting Apparel

Advanced clothing systems that conceal and protect.

We stock the very best brands in clothing, outerwear and layer systems that protect you from the elements, conceal you in your surroundings, and provide years of use in extreme conditions. A great variety of styles for Men, Women and Youth. Brand names include Under Armour, Carhartt and ROCKY. Heated outerwear by Milwaukee!
Ally Manchester Shares Her Story

I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder!

 I got off the Ranger and took aim all while trying to talk myself out of the uncontrollable buck fever I was feeling. I took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder! November 9th, 2014 Was the last day of my last year of...
Ally Manchester Shares Her Story

I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder!

 I got off the Ranger and took aim all while trying to talk myself out of the uncontrollable buck fever I was feeling. I took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder! November 9th, 2014 Was the last day of my last year of...
Jason Baker Shares His Story

A huge doe walks out as we were talking about bacon burgers.

I was really bored and ready to head home and get warm, when a huge doe walks out as we were talking about bacon burgers. I get my gun up and...

Terry Judkins Shares His Story

My 1st Muzzle Buck

It was 2013 and if anyone remembers it was extremely cold and crunchy that year in the woods. I had been hunting down the road from my house up by the Green River...
Zackery Judd Shares His Story

He pretended he didn't get one but the smile on his face always gives him away.

The 2 of them were only in the woods maybe 2 hrs and my husband called in a monster buck - 8 point 201 lbs. Zackery shot...

Jared Bouchard Shares His Story.

2016 hunting season will go down as one to remember.

I couldn't wait to get in the woods, I attended Buck Lake as soon as I could at the age of 12 received my hunter safety education and...

Evan Robinson Shares His Story

A swoosh sounds from above as two drake mallards dive into your decoys. What a season.

It is a humbling experience paddling solo on a 0 degree morning in December. All of the experiences you have had, lessons you have learned, and...
Hunting Accessories

Supplies for camp and your adventure.

We carry brand name tents, sleeping systems, cookware and kitchen sets, fuel and stoves, safety and health kits, backpacks and hydration systems, dehydrated food and trail snacks, lighting solutions, gadgets & tools, and all the essential accessories required by a well stocked deer camp.
Lindsay Wood Shares Her Story

He punches me in the arm and screams babe you got it!

So my story isn't all that long but it is pretty funny. My boyfriend Terry Judkins and I were turkey hunting it was the last day and I was getting super bummed as I wasn't seeing much or if I did they were all on posted land. 
Kaylee Campagna Shares Her Story.

I am grateful that I have such an amazing Father.

I am grateful that I have such an amazing father. He's taught my brother and I what it means to be a good person and to have respect for everything including...
Hunting Footwear

Say YES to warm dry feet this season.

Come browse brands and styles from Under Armour, Lacross, Muck, and Kamik. We have a huge selection to choose from with sizes and styles for Men, Women, and Youth.
Kylie Billado Shares Her Story.

Hunting will forever be a part of my life and my family's life for this exact reason. It's a feeling words can not describe honestly.

Talk about the rush of a lifetime to be out in the middle of the woods standing quietly with my father as you hear our dog start to bellow out she was onto the rabbit... Read my full story.
- Kylie Billado
Share your story and enter to win.
Jordan Royer Shares His Story.

Every year hunting has provided my family with stories that will last a lifetime but so far, this is my favorite story of all.

Hunting has been a family event for me since I was little. I have two older brothers and my father taught hunter safety, so I was in the woods and learning about hunting at about 8 years old. In 2000 one of my brothers enlisted in the Air Force and... Read my full story.
- Jordan Royer
Share your story and enter to win.
Alex Desjardins Shares His Story.

There is this buck looking at me, I count his horns 1,2,3 bang!

Opening day 2016, 6:45 am I'm just pulling into the spot where I'm starting my day. Down near the tree line is a big o' buck staring at me. Typically my Grampa is with me hunting; however this year has been hard on him, unable to hunt with me, I went out on my own. Read my full story.
- Alex Desjardins
Share your story and enter to win.
Alex Desjardins Shares His Story.

There is this buck looking at me, I count his horns 1,2,3 bang!

Opening day 2016, 6:45 am I'm just pulling into the spot where I'm starting my day. Down near the tree line is a big o' buck staring at me. Typically my Grampa is with me hunting; however this year has been hard on him, unable to hunt with me, I went out on my own. Read my full story.
- Alex Desjardins
Share your story and enter to win.
Jordan Royer Shares His Story.

Every year hunting has provided my family with stories that will last a lifetime but so far, this is my favorite story of all.

Hunting has been a family event for me since I was little. I have two older brothers and my father taught hunter safety, so I was in the woods and learning about hunting at about 8 years old. In 2000 one of my brothers enlisted in the Air Force and... Read my full story.
- Jordan Royer
Share your story and enter to win.
Kylie Billado Shares Her Story.

Hunting will forever be a part of my life and my family's life for this exact reason. It's a feeling words can not describe honestly.

Talk about the rush of a lifetime to be out in the middle of the woods standing quietly with my father as you hear our dog start to bellow out she was onto the rabbit... Read my full story.
- Kylie Billado
Share your story and enter to win.
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