Public Hearings Schedule

Below is the schedule of public hearings and meetings for proposed changes to Fish and Wildlife Board rules.

Migratory Game Bird Seasons | Moose and Deer Management | Fish Management Rule

All meeting will be held via Zoom webinar and will begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Fish Management Rule Public Hearings

Two public hearings are scheduled to gather public comment on the proposed changes to the Fish Management Rule.

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Public comments may be emailed to ANR.fwpubliccomment@vermont.gov or by calling 802-265-0043 and leaving a voicemail.
Deadline to submit comments is Wednesday, April  7, 2021.

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Moose and Deer Management Public Meetings

The department held three public hearings on the proposed 2021 moose hunting season and current health status of Vermont’s deer herd in March. Two more hearings on deer will be held later in May.

Moose and Deer Presentations

These pre-recorded presentation were made by department biologists to help solicit public input that normally would be gathered through an in-person hearing. Please view this recording and the other information posted on this page and take a moment to consider the focus questions listed below.

Focus Questions:
  • What are your comments on the status and health of Vermont’s deer population and prospects for the 2021 seasons? Include any comments the department should consider when preparing the 2021 antlerless harvest and youth season recommendation.
  • Decline in young forest (less than 20 years old) is causing overall habitat quality for deer, moose, and many other species to decline. What strategies should the department pursue to improve habitat for these species, recognizing that most of that habitat is on private land?
  • What are your comments on the status and health of Vermont’s moose population and the proposal for 2021 moose permit numbers?
  • What additional strategies should the department pursue or expand to improve moose health in Vermont?
Read the Recommendation

Public comments may be emailed to ANR.fwpubliccomment@vermont.gov or by calling 802-265-0043 and leaving a voicemail.
Deadline for comments is Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 

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2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Public Hearings

Two virtual public hearings on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2021 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont were held March 9 and 11.

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Public comments may be emailed to ANR.fwpubliccomment@vermont.gov or by calling 802-265-0043 and leaving a voicemail.
Deadline for comments is Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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