Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

03 October 2018

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who volunteer during the hunting seasons to help hunters locate deer, bear or moose that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered.  The leashed tracking dog owners must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish & Wildlife in order to be certified and licensed to provide their services.


This list, which may be updated during hunting seasons, is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).


2018 Vermont Leashed Dog Trackers

Name                   Town                    Phone Numbers


Tim Nichols                Granville, NY             518-642-3012  802-353-6020

Travis Nichols             Granville, NY             518-642-3012  518-932-6505 

Chris Peacock             Burlington, VT            802-658-3423

Marvin Ainsworth      St Johnsbury, VT        802-748-8627 

Laura Nichols              Granville, NY             518-642-3012  518-932-6506

Jeff Adams                  Milton, VT                  802-324-6316                         

Daniel Myers*            Troy, VT                     802-988-4370  802-309-2504

Dennis Roberts*         Troy, VT                     802-988-9632  802-673-5061

Jess Monago               Burlington, VT            607-765-0945

Nicholas Merritt          East Fairfield, VT       802-238-3884  802-922-2515

Kayla Konya               East Thetford, VT       802-333-4278

Jacquelyn Magoon      Morrisville, VT           802-279-6578

Cody Barnum              New Haven, VT          802-458-7070

Mandi Harbec             Orleans, VT                802-323-3536 

Jacques Marcoux        Hyde Park, VT            802-279-7889

Kristie Adams*           Pittsford, VT               802-483-6257  802-558-1143

Roger Chauvin            Swanton, VT               802-782-1608  802-868-4953    

Barry J. Tatro*            Hardwick, VT             802-535-7259

Tom DiPietro Jr.         Jericho, VT                 802-899-4479

Laura DiPietro            Jericho, VT                 802-899-4479

Jack Dix                      Cropseyville, NY        802-490-4827

Justin Robert               Richmond, VT                        802-324-2903

Benjamin Whitcomb   Richmond, VT                        802-233-8669

David Wilder              Barre, VT                    802-522-6938

Francis Putney            Barre, VT                    802-595-4350

Bill Gaiotti                  Mt. Tabor, VT             802-345-8500

Brett Kelley                 Poultney, VT               802-287-5800  802-287-0814

Shelby Maniatty         Georgia, VT                802-673-8863

Chris Maniatty            Newport, VT               802-334-5637

John Lingner               Pownal, VT                 802-379-7774  802-823-9388

Alaina Wiskoski          Fair Haven, VT           802-236-7751

Lucinda Waterhouse   Enosburg Falls, VT     802-370-5937

Mark Harbec               Orleans, VT                802-323-3536

Nick Smith                  Groton, VT                  802-584-3121

Matt Bourgeois           Whiting, VT                802-989-2213

Don Morgan                Charlotte, VT              802-557-5938  802-425-7097

Scott Newell               Groveton, NH             603-636-2264  603-631-0477


*Semi-Active tracker


For Immediate Release:  October 3, 2018

Media Contacts:  Lt. Justin Stedman 802-828-1529

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