2021 Hunting Lottery for Bluffside Farm

Woman in camouflage aims her bow and arrow.


For the sixth consecutive year, Bluffside Farm in Newport will be open for archery deer hunting. Applications are due by September 24.

Permits are available via lottery for archery hunting during the following periods:

  • October 16 – November 12
  • November 13 – November 28
  • November 29 – December 15

These are the only dates during which hunting will be permitted. As per Newport City ordinance, deer hunting at Bluffside will be archery only, including during rifle season which coincides with the mid-November time period.

All hunters must carry written permission and hunt in designated areas away from neighboring houses.

Bluffside Farm will continue to be open for walkers during hunting season. Notices will be posted in parking lots. All visitors, including hunters, are encouraged to wear blaze orange throughout the season.


For more information, contact VLT Forester, Dan Kilborn at (802) 745-6303

Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department