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 was held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 and comments on the plan were solicited. The link below summarizes the comments received and the department's responses.