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Fish and Wildlife Board Holds Special Meeting to Hold Final Vote on Trapping and on Hunting Coyotes with Dogs

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a special meeting for a final vote on the furbearer rule.  The furbearer rule was updated per Legislative directive in Act 159 and Act 165 of 2022, to implement best management practices that modernize trapping and improve the welfare of wildlife taken and to regulate the practice of hunting coyotes with dogs.


The virtual meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 14, 2023.  Most board members and department staff will be attending remotely.  There is an in-person option for members of the public who cannot attend virtually at the Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620.


All board meetings are open to the public.  Details are provided in the agenda posted to the department’s website.


Information on the regulations and the process for updating the rule can be found on the department’s website.