Vermont

Vermont is home to the Green Mountain range, an iconic formation that provides not only hunting and angling opportunities, but also numerous outdoor recreation pursuits. With 78% of its area covered in forests and the iconic Lake Champlain, Vermont offers phenomenal sporting activities and natural beauty. Becoming the 14th state in the Union in 1791, Vermont’s history is deeply interwoven with the Revolutionary war. Today, the Green Mountain State is one of the largest maple producers in the nation. Certain species sportsmen may pursue include white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, waterfowl, and snowshoe hare.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Vermont, please contact:


Vermont State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Bernard Sanders
Representative Peter Welch

Vermont Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Phil Scott

Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Terry Williams
Senator Irene Wrenner
Representative Patrick Brennan
Representative Gina Galfetti
Representative Mark Higley

News Alerts

May 13 2024 Science-Based Fish and Wildlife Management Protected in Vermont, For Now

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 12, 2024, Vermont Senate Bill 258 (S. 258)...

Apr 01 2024 ACTION ALERT - Proposed Fish and Wildlife Board Changes Threaten Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Vermont

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 12, 2024, Vermont Senate Bill 258 (S. 258)...

Jan 29 2024 Proposed Fish and Wildlife Board Changes Threaten the Future of Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Vermont

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 12, 2024, Vermont Senate Bill 258 (S 258)...

Oct 02 2023 Sportsmen and Women Recognized by New England Governors as America’s True Conservationists

Why It Matters: On September 23, 2023, the sporting community celebrated National Hunting and...

May 30 2023 Righting Several Wrongs – CSF Submits Letter to FWS Relative to Silvio O. Conte Hunting/Fishing Plan

Why It Matters: In July 2021, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter...

Feb 27 2023 Proposed New England Trapping Restrictions

Why It Matters: Trapping is unique in that it can be used for predator...

Jan 30 2023 Proposed Firearms Restrictions in VT: A Closer Look

Why It Matters: Sportsmen and women, including recreational shooters, have a crucial role as...

Nov 07 2022 Furbearer Trapping: An Important Sporting Pursuit and Wildlife Management Tool

Why It Matters: Trapping is unique in that it is used in many facets...

Sep 06 2022 CSF and Vermont Sportsmen’s Caucus Weigh-In on Timber Harvest Project

Contact: Joe Bachar, New England States Coordinator Why It Matters: CSF has a tenured...

Aug 22 2022 Range Day: CSF Welcomes Legislators, Partners, and State Fish and Wildlife Agency Personnel to Sig Sauer Academy for Suppressor Demonstration

Contact: Joe Bachar, Coordinator, Northeastern States Why It Matters: Firearm suppressors increase safety for...

May 16 2022 Vermont Caucus Co-Chair Leads Charge in Fighting for Suppressor Use While Hunting

Contact: Joe Mullin, Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: Firearm suppressors are often referred to...

Feb 28 2022 Vermont Committee Schedules Last-Minute Hearing and Introduces New Version of Coyote Bill

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: Without question, fish and wildlife...

Feb 14 2022 Strong Representation by Vermont’s Sporting Community During Committee Hearing

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: State fish and wildlife agency...

Feb 07 2022 Vermont’s Sporting Traditions are at Stake This Thursday

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: State fish and wildlife agency...

Nov 01 2021 Green Mountain State Bids Farewell to Commissioner Porter, Welcomes Incoming Commissioner Herrick

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesHighlightsWhy it Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies...

Nov 16 2020 Online Reporting of Deer Authorized and Deer Camp Discouraged in Vermont

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States, and States Program AdministratorOn November 11, the...

Oct 19 2020 Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Votes in Unanimous Support of Electronic Reporting of Big Game

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn October 7, the...

Aug 17 2020 Vermont Bowhunter Education Course Goes Virtual

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn August 11, the...

Jul 27 2020 Vermont Proposes 2020-2030 Big Game Management Plan

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorThe Vermont Fish and Wildlife...

Mar 09 2020 Vermont: ACTION ALERT – Fish and Wildlife Omnibus Bill Sponsored by Caucus Co-Chair Hijacked by Anti-Hunting Interests

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program AdministratorOn Wednesday, March 11,...

Feb 18 2020 Vermont: Caucus Co-Chairs Featured as Guest Speakers at Legislative Mixer

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn February 11, all...

Oct 28 2019 Vermont: Fish and Wildlife Department to Host Informational Meeting on Coyotes

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesSimilar to other state-led efforts in New England, Vermont’s...

Oct 28 2019 Vermont: GSC Member Governor Phil Scott Recognizes Economic Importance of Hunting and Fishing

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn October 24, Governor Phil Scott, a member...

Jun 17 2019 Vermont: Governor Scott Vetoes Bill to Establish Waiting Period on Handgun Sales

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn June 10, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor...

Apr 08 2019 Vermont: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Mixer

By Brent Miller, Senior Director of Northeastern StatesOn April 4, the bipartisan and bicameral Vermont...

Apr 20 2018 Vermont: CSF Sponsors Director’s Event at Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

By Brent Miller, Senior Director of Northeastern StatesOn April 15, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Mar 01 2018 Vermont: House Committee Holds Hearing on Suppressor Bill, Followed by Demo

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn February 20, the Vermont House Committee on...

Feb 23 2017 Vermont: Sportsmen’s Caucus Annual Reception a Resounding Success

On February 16, over 120 attendees gathered at the Vermont State House to celebrate...

Feb 23 2017 Vermont: Governor Scott Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

On February 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) welcomed Governor Phil Scott as the...

Jun 16 2016 Vermont: Suppressor Ownership Sunset Provision Repealed

On May 28, House Bill 570 was signed into law by Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Mar 24 2016 Vermont: Sportsmen’s Caucus Reception and Shoot

On March 10, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) hosted its annual Caucus Reception...

Jul 09 2015 Vermont Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair and CSF Staff Honored at Suppressor Celebration

On July 2, the first day firearm suppressors became legal in Vermont in over...

Jun 25 2015 Vermont Governor Signs Firearms Suppressor Bill

On June 17, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Vice-Chair of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, signed...

Apr 02 2015 Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Reception

On March 26, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its Annual Sportsmen’s Caucus Reception...

Apr 02 2015 Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Selects New Leadership and Gains New Members

This year, the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC), the only organized pro-sportsmen group of governors...

Jan 24 2014 Vermont: Sportsmen’s Caucus Reception A Resounding Success

On Tuesday, January 21, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its annual Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Jun 26 2013 Vermont Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 Signed into Law

On Friday, June 14, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law...

Feb 14 2013 Vermont & New Hampshire –  Support: Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact

Despite the strong tradition of ethics that the vast majority of hunter and anglers...

Latest policy updates

Over the last decade, many states have expanded opportunities for archery hunters...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Concerned about the uncertainty that 30x30 policies may pose for hunting and...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Established with the dedicated purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game commissions...

Similar to a car muffler, a suppressor traps expanding gas at the...

A number of states restrict the ability of archers to carry a...

Predator hunting and hunting tournaments, often referred to as “contests,” are time-honored...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

Recreational fishing is widely accepted as a wholesome and non-controversial lifetime outdoor...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Vermont: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Vermont: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Vermont

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Vermont

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Vermont

Annual spending by Vermont sportsmen and women is more than twice the combined cash...

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