BRATTLEBORO -- Vermont's hunting season for ruffed grouse, or "partridge," is Sept. 29 through Dec. 31. The daily limit is four grouse with a possession limit of eight.
The Vermont woodcock hunting season is Oct. 1 through Nov. 14. The daily limit is three woodcock with a possession limit of six.
Woodcock are often found in alders along brooks and near beaver ponds as well as in new-growth small timber where old fields are reverting to forest. Ruffed grouse also frequent the same habitat, and they are particularly fond of the apples they find under wild apple trees.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife reminds woodcock hunters to be sure their shotgun is capable of holding no more than three shells and to register for the federal Harvest Information Program on Vermont Fish and Wildlife's website (vtfishandwildlife.com) or by calling toll free 1-877-306-7091.
For more information on hunting in Vermont, get a copy of the 2012 Guide to Hunting, Fishing & Trapping available from license agents statewide and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Call 802-241-3700 or e-mail email@example.com. You can also print sections of the Guide from department's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).
For convenience, Vermont hunting licenses also are available from the Fish & Wildlife Department's