Vermont Hunting News

Hunter Education Instructor Training Offered in Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Hunter Education program is holding a New Hunter Education Instructor Training on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30.  Instructors will receive certification in both Bowhunter and Basic Firearm Education. The training will be held at The Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Food and lodging will be provided.

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available in Vermont

Vermont’s muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).  A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page.

Vermont Public Hearing April 25 on Proposed Moose Hunt

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, April 25, on the proposed regulation for the 2012 moose hunt. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury.

A total of 385 moose hunting permits will be issued for Vermont’s 20th annual regular October moose season under a proposed regulation before the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.

Vermont’s Spring Turkey Hunting Starts Soon

Vermont offers some of the best turkey hunting in New England according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. In 2011, hunters took more than 4,700 turkeys in both the youth weekend and regular May 1-31 seasons.    

Board Votes to Increase Vermont’s Black Bear Hunting Opportunities

Board Votes to Increase Vermont’s black bear Hunting Opportunities
Early season bear tag also part of proposed changes to bear hunting

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a proposal designed to stabilize the growth in Vermont’s bear population, expand hunter opportunity, and provide Fish & Wildlife Department biologists with important data to better manage black bears in Vermont.

Vermont’s 2011 Deer Season Report Available for Download

Vermont’s 2011 Deer Season Report Available for Download
Report provides background as state begins to hold deer hearings

Vermont Deer Hearings Begin March 26

If you have an interest in Vermont's white-tailed deer you will want to attend one of the annual public hearings being held in March and May by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to discuss the deer herd.

The meetings begin March 26 in Castleton and Montpelier.

Vermont's F&W Issues Annual Report on Its 86 Wildlife Management Areas

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has issued its annual report on the conservation practices used during 2011 at the 86 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) around the state. The eight-page report is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website under “Items of Special Interest.”

Vermont F&W Board Gives Preliminary Approval for Moose Season

Fish & Wildlife Board sets permits numbers for 2012 moose season, board gives preliminary approval for 385 permits.

A total of 385 permits will be issued for Vermont’s 20th annual regular October moose season under a proposal the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board gave preliminary approval to on Wednesday.

The board voted unanimously on a proposal presented by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department biologists that allocates permits in 17 of the state’s 26 Wildlife Management Units.

Vermont Recovery Plan Announced for Endangered Spruce Grouse

Recovery Plan Announced for Endangered Spruce Grouse

A new “Vermont Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan” was announced Wednesday by Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz. The plan to restore a self-sustaining population of the “State-Endangered” spruce grouse in Vermont is based on information collected and reviewed by state and private scientists working together over several decades.