MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin bagged a buck on the opening day of deer season.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says Shumlin shot the 186-pound six-point in East Montpelier on Saturday morning, the start of the 16-day rifle deer season.

The firearms seasons are later than usual because Thanksgiving is late this year. Muzzleloader season begins Dec. 7.

The late bear hunting season also starts Saturday and runs through Nov. 24.