Vermont classifies mountain lions as a rare furbearer species. Despite this classification, trapping for fur or hunting mountain lions is not permitted. In fact, Vermont lists mountain lions as endangered on their state endangered and threatened species list.
Vermont does issue depredation permits to properly accredited persons or institutions to prevent the propagation of wild animals which are doing damage. However, applications for a depredation permit are only accepted after non-lethal management proves unsuccessful. Even when executing a permit, the integration of non-lethal techniques is expected. Let Vermont wildlife managers know that you support their use of preventative tools.