State: VT

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

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States Highlights Why it Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies serve as our nation’s primary, and most well-equipped, managers of fish and wildlife and their habitats. Staffed by trained professionals with backgrounds in a wide variety of fields, including biology, law enforcement, lands management, and numerous other disciplines, these …

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Online Reporting of Deer Authorized and Deer Camp Discouraged in Vermont

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States, and States Program Administrator On November 11, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced that hunters in the state would now be able to check in their deer using an online tool, rather than bringing their harvests to a physical check station. As previously reported by the Congressional …

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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 Administrator On October 7, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board convened for a virtual meeting, during which the Board voted in unanimous support for 20-P017 – a proposed rule to authorize the Commissioner of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to implement the electronic reporting …

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Vermont Bowhunter Education Course Goes Virtual

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program Administrator On August 11, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced that the state’s sportsmen and women will now be able to earn their bowhunter certifications through an online education course. As previously reported by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), this decision falls in-line with …

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Vermont Proposes 2020-2030 Big Game Management Plan

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program Administrator The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department published a draft Big Game Management Plan for 2020-2030 in preparation for a virtual public meeting on August 5. The proposal offers a report on the previous decade’s management accomplishments as they pertain to white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, …

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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 Administrator On Wednesday, March 11, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will meet on Senate Bill 321 (SB 321). SB 321 was originally a fish and wildlife omnibus bill that cleaned up some statutory language, and provided the Fish and Wildlife Department additional …

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

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program Administrator On February 11, all four Co-Chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus provided remarks to an energized crowd of sportsmen and women at the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs (VTFSC) Legislative Mixer in Montpelier, VT. Co-Chairs Senator John Rodgers, Senator Alice Nitka, …

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Predator Hunting/Tournament Bans

Summary Predator hunting and hunting tournaments, often referred to as “contests,” are time-honored traditions that have recently been subjected to extensive scrutiny by the anti-sportsmen’s community and misinformed general public. Across the nation, both practices serve legitimate and effective purposes towards fish and wildlife conservation efforts. Hunting tournaments are effective management tools of varmint species, …

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