Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

02 October 2019

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who volunteer during the hunting seasons to help hunters locate deer or bear that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered.  The leashed tracking dog owners must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish and 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 and Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).

2019 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          

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                                  

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

Mandi Harbec                    Orleans, VT               802-323-3536          

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

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

Nick Crafts                           East Dover, VT         802-380-8865

Riley Harness                       Newbury, VT            802-272-8955

Crystal Earle                        Johnson, VT             802-730-5591

Courtney Davis                   Troy, NH                   603-209-6548        

*Semi-Active tracker

Calls will be taken at the Handlers discretion and at the availability of the handler


For Immediate Release:  October 2, 2019

Media Contacts:  Major George Scribner 802-828-1529

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