Fish & Wildlife Asks Bear Hunters to Avoid Shooting Collared Bears

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department September 8, 2016 Media Contacts: Jaclyn Comeau 802-461-5620 Scott Darling 802-786-3862 SEARSBURG, Vt – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking southern Vermont bear hunters to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as […]

Reptiles and amphibians are on the move

To mitigate roadkill mortality, the Fish & Wildlife Department has been collecting data to identify stretches of road that are hotspots for amphibian migrations. Department staff has been working closely with Jim Andrews at the Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas Project and other groups to coordinate volunteers who help move the animals across the road and make drivers aware of these potentially high-mortality sites

Fish & Wildlife Department looking for ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors

The Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to pass on the tradition of fishing to the next generation of Vermonters. The department will be hosting two one-day training sessions for ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors on Saturday, March 23 at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, VT and on Saturday, April 6 at the Fish & Wildlife regional office in Essex Junction, VT.