MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says archery hunters are enthusiastic about the state's upcoming archery deer hunting seasons.

The first archery season runs from Oct. 5-27. The second runs from Dec. 7-15.

A hunter may take up to three deer during archery season with three archery licenses.

No more than one of the deer may be a legal buck. The department says no antlerless deer may be taken in Wildlife Management Unit E, most of which is in Essex County, where antlerless deer hunting is prohibited this year.

There are a number of new rules and regulations governing archery hunting in Vermont. Hunters are urged to familiarize themselves with those rules.