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

Contact: Joe Mullin, Manager, Northeastern States Why it Matters: Firearm suppressors are often referred to as the hearing protection of the 21st Century. Vermont recognized this in 2015 when it authorized their ownership. However, since then, their use has not been legal while hunting. In the 40 states that have already authorized the use of …

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

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States Why it Matters: Without question, fish and wildlife management authority should and must remain within the respective state agency’s purview. They are unequivocally the best entities equipped to address fish and wildlife management issues within their respective borders. Recent efforts in the northeast region, such as S. 281, …

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Strong Representation by Vermont’s Sporting Community During Committee Hearing

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States Why it Matters: State fish and wildlife agency boards and commissions have instrumental roles in setting the frameworks that result in the successful conservation and management of a state’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Sportsmen and women (including hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers) have played a crucial …

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Vermont’s Sporting Traditions are at Stake This Thursday

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States Why it Matters: State fish and wildlife agency boards and commissions have instrumental roles in setting the frameworks that result in the successful conservation and management of a state’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Sportsmen and women (including hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers) have played a crucial …

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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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