MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's rifle deer hunting season is coming to a close, but determined hunters are going to be getting another opportunity.

The rifle season ends this Sunday, but the state's muzzleloader and second archery seasons are set for Dec. 7-15.

Hunting regulations say a muzzleloader hunter may take one legal buck anywhere in the state. In addition, a hunter who received a muzzleloader antlerless deer permit may take one antlerless deer in the Wildlife Management Unit designated on the permit.

A legal buck must have at least one antler with two or more points at least one-inch long.

In most cases special licenses in addition to regular hunting licenses are required for muzzleloading and archery seasons.

Biologists say preliminary indications are hunters have done well during the rifle season.