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.