Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

28 September 2021

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, who provide their services free of charge, must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish and Wildlife 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).

2021 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          

Jeff Adams                   Highgate, VT           802-324-6316                                  

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

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    

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

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

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

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          603-631-0477

Riley Harness                Newbury, VT            802-272-8955

Crystal Earle                 Johnson, VT             802-730-5591

Courtney Davis              Troy, NH                   603-209-6548

Jason Cassant               Fort Ann, NY              518-796-3215

Ronald Martin               Enosburg Falls, VT       802-933-9134           802-393-0346          

Steven Bourgeois          Bridport, VT               802-989-0026           802-758-2526

Matthew Anderson         Orwell, VT                 802-318-0260

Jamie Hawley                 Rutland, VT              802-558-5355

Steven Hawley               Rutland, VT              802-353-8542          

Jeremiah Gracie             Lincoln, VT                802-349-4587

Mike Harbec                   Orleans, VT              802-754-6371           802-323-4456

Tammy Barrows             Fairfax, VT                 802-338-6089

Gabriel Gervais               East Fairfax, VT        802-370-2288

Shawn Lambert              Enosburg Falls, VT     802-582-0571

*Semi-Active tracker

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

For Immediate Release:  September 28, 2021

Media Contacts:  Col. Jason Batchelder 802-279-4875; Maj. Justin Stedman 802-324-1715

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