Last year, state officials recorded 650 bear incidents in Vermont. This year, there have been 700 and counting.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department confirmed the presence of the small whorled pogonia — a species previously thought to be extinct in Vermont since 1902 — on conservation land in the Winooski Valley Park District.
All of the new members are hunters, according to a press release from Gov. Phil Scott’s office. Wildlife advocates have recently sought more diversity in the backgrounds of board members, who make decisions about hunting and wildlife policies in the state.
Officials intend to harvest several types of timber to help restore the area’s natural sandplain forest, a type that is becoming increasingly rare in Vermont.
If you have a hunting or trapping license, you can beat, stab and bludgeon an animal and then leave it helpless and injured, but no one is allowed to help or aid that animal. This is how it is in Vermont.
News Release -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department August 23, 2017 Media Contacts: Amy Alfieri, 802-759-2398 ADDISON, Vt. – Each August, biologists with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department begin to intentionally lower water levels along several impoundments at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison. The goal of these annual water drawdowns is to […]
News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department March 3, 2017 Media Contact: Dave Adams, 802-777-0310 MONTGOMERY, Vt. – Biologist Dave Adams with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will give a presentation on improving wildlife habitat on private lands on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The talk will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the […]
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 […]
Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for the new year will be available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) on December 16.
News Release -- VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE September 4, 2013 Media Contacts: Chris Saunders 802-343-5487 Gray Stevens, VOGA, 802-425-6211 The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is partnering with Vermont Outdoors Woman (VOW) to offer a free women’s hunter education field day at Jackson’s Lodge in Canaan, Vt on September 27. The course is a part […]
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
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.
When the project is finished with a website launch by the end of the year, it will create what amounts to an incredibly rich 21-layer natural resources cake.