Our Hunting Program

Northeast Wilderness Trust allows hunting (with some restrictions) on many of its owned preserves with permission.  The permission process is quick, easy, and all online.  If you are unable to complete the online process for any reason you may also call the office at (802) 224-1000 and request a paper copy of our hunting regulations and permission.  When requesting paper copies please do so at least 3 weeks prior your planned hunting trip to allow sufficient processing time.  The online process is instant, and permission will be sent to the email address provided.  Please note that by signing up for hunting permission you are also agreeing to be added to our mailing list.

In addition to our owned preserves, Northeast Wilderness Trust also holds conservation easements on a number of properties that allow hunting as well.  Hunting on these properties is regulated by the landowner, and not by the Wilderness Trust.  Some information about these properties is provided below, and any additional questions should be directed to the landowner, and not to Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Owned Preserves


The Alder Stream Preserve (Atkinson, Charleston, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, and Orneville, ME)

New Hampshire

The Binney Hill Preserve (New Ipswich, NH)


We are actively fundraising for our first preserve in VT, the Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Preserve.  If we meet our fundraising goal, this preserve will be open to hunting and fishing by permission just like our others.  Help us get there faster by making a donation today!

New York

The Split Rock Wildway – including the Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve (Essex and Chesterfield, NY)

In May, 2019 Northeast Wilderness Trust closed on the purchase of over 2,400 acres in Chesterfield, NY known as the Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve.  This property has been posted for decades, but beginning this summer we’ll be removing and replacing the posted signs with our hunting by permission signs!  Though we have closed on the purchase, we still need to raise more funds to secure a forever-wild future for this property in perpetuity.  Learn more at the link above and please consider making a donation to help us meet our goal!


We don’t own any preserves that allow hunting in MA yet, but you can make a donation to help us get there faster!


We don’t own any preserves that allow hunting in CT yet, but you can make a donation to help us get there faster!

Conservation Easement Properties

Hersey Mountain Wilderness (Sanbornton and New Hampton, NH) – Owned by the New England Forestry Foundation, this 2,100-acre easement sits in the middle of a larger managed forest, also owned and conserved by NEFF.  Visit their website for more details.

Vickie Bunnell Preserve (Stratford and Columbia, NH) – The Nature Conservancy of New Hampshire owns and manages this vast 10,000-acre wilderness.  On the Vickie Bunnell Preserve all hunters must follow state hunting regulations, permanent stands and blinds are prohibited, and trapping is not allowed.

West Mountain Inholdings (Brunswick, VT) – Broken into four parcels tucked in the middle of the vast West Mountain State Wildlife Management Area, the Nature Conservancy of Vermont owns this property.  More details about hunting on this and other TNC Vermont lands, and contact information should you have any questions, are available on this PDF.

Our Privacy Policy

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