Vermont’s nearly 500,000 acres of publicly-owned land represent about 10 percent of the entire state.

Pine Mountain Wildlife Management Area

• 2,274 acres

• Deer, turkey, grouse, bear and small-game hunting

• Native brook trout fishing in streams

Cornwall Swamp Wildlife Management Area

• 1,566 acres

• Good waterfowl hunting, deer and turkey hunting

• Bass, pike and pickerel fishing in Otter Creek

Camel’s Hump State Park

• 20,000 acres

• Fishing and hunting in designated areas

• Primitive camping allowed throughout area

Green Mountain National Forest

• 416,000 acres

• Excellent trout fishing on streams — some Atlantic salmon available

• Deer, bear and moose hunting

Gifford Woods State Park

• Extensive trail system for access

• Good deer, moose and grouse hunting

• Fishing for trout on area streams

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Green Mountain National Forest

Photo credit: flickr