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Public Information Meeting on Draft Trapping Regulation Changes

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has scheduled a public information meeting on draft changes to the state’s trapping regulations. 

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29.
Location: White River Valley High School, 223 S. Windsor St., South Royalton | map

Read the VFWD Trapping BMP Draft Recommendations and Stakeholder Recommendation Synopsis

The draft regulation changes are responsive to Act 159, which directed the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife to identify ways to improve the welfare of trapped animals and propose updated regulations to the Legislature and the Fish and Wildlife Board. 

The November 29 meeting is not a referendum on trapping but an opportunity for the public to provide early feedback on draft changes to the regulations. 

The draft changes draw from a recently completed series of meetings with a range of stakeholders and the best available trapping data and research.

Department staff will review this input before the Commissioner advances a proposal to the Fish and Wildlife Board for deliberation. 

A formal public comment window will occur when the Board begins its official rulemaking process in early 2023.

November 29, 2022 - 6:30 PM - November 29, 2022 - 9:00 PM

VT Endangered Species Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hybrid Meeting – in person in the Catamount Room at National Life - Or join on your computer or mobile app - link to join meeting will be included in the agenda.

 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. 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, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: fwinformation@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-828-1454.

You must provide 48 hours of cancellation notice before the event, if the accommodation is no longer needed.

 

September 12, 2023 - 9:00 AM - September 12, 2023 - 2:00 PM

VT Endangered Species Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hybrid Meeting – in person in the Catamount Room at National Life - Or join on your computer or mobile app - link to join meeting will be included in the agenda
 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. 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, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: fwinformation@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-828-1454.

You must provide 48 hours of cancellation notice before the event, if the accommodation is no longer needed.

April 25, 2023 - 9:00 AM - April 25, 2023 - 2:00 PM

Fish and Wildlife Board Meeting

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold an in-person meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the Dewey Conference Room at National Life in Montpelier, VT

More information to come.

July 20, 2022 - 1:00 PM - July 20, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Deer Hearing

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing to solicit input on deer and the department’s 2022 Antlerless Harvest and Youth Season Recommendation.

The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the following location:

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept., 111 West St, Essex Junction, VT 05452 | map 

Read the 2022 Antlerless Harvest and Youth Season Recomendations


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Please send an e-mail to Nick.Fortin@vermont.gov or call 802-793-8777 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 12, 2022 - 2:30 PM - May 12, 2022 - 5:00 PM

Deer Hearing

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing to solicit input on deer and the department’s 2022 Antlerless Harvest and Youth Season Recommendation.

The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the following location:

Bellows Falls Union High School, 406 High School Rd, Westminster, VT 05158  | map

Read the 2022 Antlerless Harvest and Youth Season Recomendations


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Please send an e-mail to Nick.Fortin@vermont.gov or call 802-793-8777 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 10, 2022 - 2:30 PM - May 10, 2022 - 5:00 PM

Endangered Species Committee Meeting

Hybrid Meeting – in person in the Catamount Room at National Life Or join on your computer or mobile app

View Meeting Agenda

Open to the public

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. 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, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: fwinformation@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-828-1454.

You must provide 48 hours of cancellation notice before the event, if the accommodation is no longer needed.

April 14, 2022 - 5:00 AM - April 14, 2022 - 9:15 AM

Virtual Public Hearing on Deer and Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a virtual public hearings on deer and moose management for 2022. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2021 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as a review of the proposed 2022 moose hunting seasons.

Time: 6:30 pm

Online Microsoft Teams meeting - Join on your computer of mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting

or call in (audio only)
Meeting ID: 904 108 179# 
Dial in Phone Number: +1 802 828 7667
Passcode: 904108179# 

Read the Moose Seasons Recommendation


The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, experience level, sex, or gender identity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at no cost to the student. 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 contact: Nick.Fortin@vermont.gov, 802-793-8777 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

March 29, 2022 - 2:30 PM

Public Hearings on Deer and Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold public hearings on deer and moose management for 2022. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2021 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as a review of the proposed 2022 moose hunting seasons.

Date: Thursay March 24, 2022 
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lake Region High School, 317 Lake Region Rd, Orleans, VT 05860 | map

Read the Moose Seasons Recommendation


The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, experience level, sex, or gender identity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at no cost to the student. 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 contact: Nick.Fortin@vermont.gov, 802-793-8777 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

March 24, 2022 - 2:30 PM

Public Hearings on Deer and Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold public hearings on deer and moose management for 2022. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2021 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as a review of the proposed 2022 moose hunting seasons.

Date: Wednesay March 23, 2022 
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd, Castleton, VT 05735 | map

Read the Moose Seasons Recommendation


The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, experience level, sex, or gender identity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at no cost to the student. 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 contact: Nick.Fortin@vermont.gov, 802-793-8777 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

March 23, 2022 - 2:30 PM
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