Public Meeting

Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area Draft Management Plan Meeting

Location: Athens School, 103 Route 35, Athens, Vermont
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the public to review the highlights of the draft long-range management plan and ask questions. The plan focuses on wildlife habitat improvement and protection of rare, threatened and endangered species. Learn more about the meeting.

Review Draft Plan

A hard copy will also be available in the town offices of Athens and Grafton.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Deer Hearings

This hearing will cover the proposed antlerless deer permit numbers for the 2019 hunting seasons as well as the proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2020. The proposed rules amend the current deer management rule. Changes include modifying and expanding the timing and duration of the archery hunting season, the creation of a new antlerless deer season, a change to the number of deer that may be taken annually, a new novice hunting season, field dressing requirements for deer, and changes to the current antler-point restriction regime.  In addition, the rules allow crossbows to be used by archery hunters when hunting bear, turkey, moose or deer; deletes sections of the youth deer day and second archery license that are no longer consistent with statute; clarifies the bear rule requirements for tags, and requires the submission of bear teeth within 30 days rather than 48 hours. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: White River Valley Middle School (formerly Whitcomb Jr Sr High), 273 Pleasant Street, Bethel, VT 05032 | map

 

2019 Antlerless Harvest and Youth Season Recommendation and Antlerless Permit Numbers 
(Comments on the proposed rule can be emailed to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov  Public comment period ends May 22, 2019.)

Deer Management Rule Change Recommendation
presented to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board – March 20, 2019
(Comments on the proposed deer rule can be emailed to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov)

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Deer and Moose Seasons Hearing

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held in March and April. This hearing will include results of Vermont’s 2018 deer  and moose seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer and moose. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: Lake Region Union High School, 317 Lake Region Rd., Orleans, VT  05860

Read the 2019 Moose Management Proposal

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Deer Hearings

This hearing will cover the proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2020 as well as  proposed rules to amend the current deer management rule.

Changes  include modifying and expanding the timing and duration of the archery hunting season, the creation of a new antlerless deer season, a change to the number of deer that may be taken annually, a new novice hunting season, field dressing requirements for deer, and changes to the current antler-point restriction regime.  In addition, the rules allow crossbows to be used by archery hunters when hunting bear, turkey, moose or deer; deletes sections of the youth deer day and second archery license that are no longer consistent with statute; clarifies the bear rule requirements for tags, and requires the submission of bear teeth within 30 days rather than 48 hours. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: Champlain Valley Union High School, 369 CVU Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461 | map

Deer Management Rule Change Recommendation
presented to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board – March 20, 2019
(Comments on the proposed deer rule can be emailed to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov)

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Deer and Moose Seasons Hearing

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held in March and April. This hearing will include results of Vermont’s 2018 deer  and moose seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer and moose. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: St. Albans Town Education Center, 169 S. Main St., St. Albans, Vt 05478

Read the 2019 Moose Management Proposal

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Deer and Moose Seasons Hearings

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held in March and April. This hearing will include results of Vermont’s 2018 deer  and moose seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer and moose. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier, VT 05602

Read the 2019 Moose Management Proposal

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Deer Hearings

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held in March and April. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2018 deer seasons and prospects for hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer. 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd., Rutland, VT 05701

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Informational Open House on Wolcott Wild Branch Project

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and conservation partners will host an Open House in Wolcott on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. The Open House will be held at the Wolcott Town Hall prior to the regular Select Board meeting.

The purpose of the Open House will be to go over details and answer questions about a wildlife underpass project along Route 15 in Wolcott on lands owned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The project promotes safe movement of wildlife under the road and is being completed through a partnership with VTrans, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Lamoille Regional Planning Commission and the town of Wolcott.

For more information on the project, please contact Jens Hilke with Vermont Fish & Wildlife at jens.hilke@vermont.gov.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:15pm to 6:00pm

2019 Waterfowl Season Public Hearing

Public hearing on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone will be held Thursday, March 14, in Winooski, Vermont.

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Location: Winooski High School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, Vermont 05404. Get Map

Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of the hearings and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons. The proposed 2019 migratory bird hunting seasons will be placed on the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) after the February 27th Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board meeting.  Comments can be sent to ANR.FWPublicComment@Vermont.Gov.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at the Vermont meetings.  Please include a description of the accommodation you will need.  Individuals making such requests must include their contact information.  Requests should be made as early as possible, for example an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance.  Please send an e-mail to:
David.Sausville@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-878-1564 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

2019 Waterfowl Season Public Hearing

Public hearing on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York will be held Tuesday, March 12, in Whitehall, New York

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Location: Senior Citizens building at the Whitehall Recreation Center, 28 Williams Street, Whitehall, New York 12887. Get Map

Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of the hearings and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons. The proposed 2019 migratory bird hunting seasons will be placed on the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) after the February 27th Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board meeting.  Comments can be sent to ANR.FWPublicComment@Vermont.Gov.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at the Vermont meetings.  Please include a description of the accommodation you will need.  Individuals making such requests must include their contact information.  Requests should be made as early as possible, for example an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance.  Please send an e-mail to:
David.Sausville@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-878-1564 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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