The bow season opened on Saturday and runs through Oct. 27.
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says hunters should be upbeat about their chances of getting a deer this year. A state biologist says the state's deer have benefited from two relatively mild winters in a row. He says that combined with a healthy population means the deer herd is expected to have grown in some areas of the state.
Hunters can take up to three deer a year in a combination of hunting seasons from archery to muzzleloader periods. Only one buck is allowed per season.
Rifle season begins next month on Nov. 16.