Vermonters care about wildlife. In fact, a new national survey found that our
state ranks number two in terms of the percentage of a state's population participating
in wildlife-based recreation. That is why, from its earliest foundation, the Vermont
Fish & Wildlife Department has provided a broad range of services and programs to protect
and conserve the state's diverse fish and wildlife resources.
The department is primarily funded by hunting and fishing license fees plus federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment and boating fuels.
Public support is key to our success
Donations, from people like you who enjoy and care about Vermont's rich natural
heritage, have also been critical for a variety of fish and wildlife conservation
success stories. A thriving osprey population, increased numbers of the common loon
and peregrine falcon, and the preservation of seeds of regionally rare plants are a
few of the successes achieved through contributions to special funds dedicated to
Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. There are several methods by
which you can help:
By contributing to any of these funds or by volunteering your time, you help
ensure the department continues to have the resources it needs to accomplish its
mission "To protect and conserve our fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for
the people of Vermont." Your support makes a difference!