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Wildlife Management Areas
Wildlife  Restoration Logo First established in 1919, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA’s) help conserve fish, wildlife and their habitat, while provide people with opportunities for fish and wildlife-based recreation. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department currently owns 80 WMA’s totaling 118,000 acres throughout Vermont.

All WMAs are open to hunting, trapping, fishing, wildlife viewing and other wildlife-related outdoor activities.

Management and administration of all WMAs is primarily funded through the sale of hunting and trapping licenses, and from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson) Fund, in which excise taxes are paid on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department uses this money for acquiring land for wildlife habitat, and for restoring and managing wildlife.

WMAs have also been purchased with assistance from the Vermont Duck Stamp Fund, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Ducks Unlimited, The North American Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the North American Wetland Conservation Fund. Valuable assistance has been provided by conservation organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, The Vermont Land Trust, and the Conservation Fund.
WMA Locator

Take a Virtual Tour of various Wildlife Management Areas on YouTube

Other Vermont Public Land Information
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
VT Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Green Mountain National Forest
WMA Management Reports
2014 WMA Habitat Report
2013 WMA Habitat Report
2012 WMA Habitat Report
2011 WMA Habitat Report
View previous years reports
State Lands Management
Long-Range Management Planning for State Lands
WMA Maps provided above are intended as a general guide to the location and configuration of the wildlife management areas. They are not based upon certified parcel survey maps and should not be used for any legal purposes, including boundary locations, road classification, or deed research. No warranty by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as to the accuracy of the maps is expressed or implied.