Vermont’s 2020-2030 Big Game Management Plan will guide deer, bear, moose, and wild turkey management over the next decade. The draft plan:
- Identifies the issues these species face such as habitat loss and disease
- Establishes sustainable population and management goals
- Prescribes the strategies needed to achieve those goals
While these strategies act as a road map for regulation development, the 2020-2030 Big Game Plan is not a regulation setting document. As a result, specific regulations are not discussed.
The plan is updated every decade and the previous plan is set to expire. The 2020-2030 plan is the culmination of two years of public survey data, biological data, public meetings, and department thinking.
Public Input on the Plan
A virtual public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams on a computer or smart phone. Please download the Microsoft Teams application ahead of time. Participants can also call into the meeting on the telephone by calling: 802-828-7667 and entering: 743579474#
- Comments can be submitted electronically to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov or by mail to Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05620.
Deadline for comments: Wednesday, August 12, 2020.