Northeast Wilderness Trust allows hunting of abundant prey species (with some restrictions) by permission on many of the properties we own. The permission process is quick, easy, and all online through the form below.

If you are unable to complete the online process for any reason, you may click here to download and print the application form. Please mail your completed form to: Northeast Wilderness Trust, 17 State Street, Suite 302, Montpelier VT 05602. If you are still unable to apply for permission using either of the above options, you may call us at 802.224.1000 ext. 109 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.

*Please note that by requesting hunting permission you are also agreeing to be added to our mailing list. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Rules for Hunting on Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves

  1. Non-toxic shot/bullets are required for all hunting. No lead shot/bullets allowed.
  2. Predator hunting is forbidden, and hunters agree not to hunt black bear, bobcat, coyotes, fisher, mink, fox, or any other predator species on the property.
  3. Trapping, baiting, blinds, tree stands, or structures of any kind are strictly prohibited on NEWT property.
  4. The use of motorized and mechanized vehicles (including ATV’s, dirt-bikes, bicycles, etc.) on the property is prohibited.
  5. Hounding or the use of dogs to chase wildlife is prohibited. Pointing, directing, and flushing dogs for game bird hunting are permitted. (All dogs are prohibited on Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve in Atkinson/Charleston/Dover-Foxcroft/Milo/Orneville ME.).
  6. Cutting of vegetation or trees for any reason is prohibited. Hunters found to have cleared shooting lines or trails will have their permission revoked, and will be expected to reimburse NEWT for the value of the trees cut at landscape appraisal rates.
  7. Random shooting or target practice is prohibited.
  8. No commercial hunting or guide services.
  9. Trail/game camera use by the public, including hunters, is prohibited.
  10. Hunters assume all liability and responsibility for all of their actions and inactions while on NEWT land.
  11. Hunters agree to always conduct themselves in a safe, legal, and ethical way.

Hunting Permission Form

Preserves with Hunting by Permission

On each Preserve page, you’ll find a map of the land and more information. Questions? Contact Hannah Epstein, Stewardship Director at hannah@newildernesstrust.org or 802.224.1000 ext. 109.

Rules for Fishing on Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves

  1.  Tackle and Methods:
    Nontoxic lures and sinkers, including jig heads, are required for all fishing. No lead.
    Artificial lures only. No live or dead organic bait of any kind.
    Hard lures only. No soft plastic lures.
    Barbless hooks only. Barbed hooks must be pinched before being attached to a fishing line.
    No chumming, chunking, advanced baiting, or use of fish traps or bait traps allowed.
  2. The use of motorized and mechanized vehicles (including ATV’s, dirt-bikes, bicycles, etc.) on the property is prohibited.
  3. Trapping, baiting, blinds, or structures of any kind are strictly prohibited on NEWT property.
  4. Dogs are prohibited on the Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve.
  5. Cutting of vegetation or trees for any reason is prohibited. Anglers found to have cleared vegetation or trails will have their permission revoked, and will be expected to reimburse NEWT for the value of the trees cut at landscape appraisal rates.
  6. No commercial angling or guide services.
  7. Trail camera use by the public is prohibited.
  8. Anglers assume all liability and responsibility for all of their actions and inactions while on NEWT Property.
  9. Anglers agree to always conduct themselves in a safe, legal, and ethical way.

Preserves with Fishing

On each Preserve page, you’ll find a map of the land and more information. Questions? Contact Hannah Epstein, Stewardship Director at hannah@newildernesstrust.org or 802.224.1000 ext. 109.

Fishing is welcome on the following Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves:

Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve
(Fishing by permission, please fill out form below)
Maine

Grafton Forest Wilderness Preserve
Maine

Tidal Bends Wilderness Preserve
Maine

Grasse River Wilderness Preserve
New York

Bramhall Wilderness Preserve
Vermont

Fishing is not permitted on the following Preserves due to sensitive habitats:

Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve
New York

Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve
Massachusetts

Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve
Fishing Permission Form

Northeast Wilderness Trust allows fishing on several of its Preserves, listed above. Permission is only required for Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve in Atkinson, ME. The permission process is quick, easy, and all online through the form below.

If you are unable to complete the online process for any reason, you may click here to download and print the application form. Please mail your completed form to: Northeast Wilderness Trust, 17 State Street, Suite 302, Montpelier VT 05602. If you are still unable to apply for permission using either of the above options, you may call us at 802.224.1000 ext. 109 and request a paper copy of our fishing regulations and permission. When requesting paper copies please do so at least 3 weeks prior your planned fishing trip to allow sufficient processing time.

*Please note that by requesting fishing permission you are also agreeing to be added to our mailing list. You may unsubscribe at any time.