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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 

Moose and Deer Management Public Meetings

The department will hold three in-person public hearings on the proposed 2023 moose hunting season and current health status of Vermont’s deer herd in March. The hearings will begin at 6:30 pm at these locations:

  • Monday, March 20 Lake Region High School, 317 Lake Region Rd, Orleans, VT 05860 | map
  • Thursday, March 23 Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT 05091 | map
  • Friday, March 24 - Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, VT 05255 | map

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Public comments may be emailed to  Deadline for comments on moose is Friday, March 31, 2023 and for deer is Thursday, May 12, 2023.

View Videos of Moose and Deer Presentations by Department Wildlife Biologist

Moose Presentation

Deer Presentation

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2023 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Public Hearings

Two public hearings on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2023 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont will be held:

Read the Recommendation

Public comments may be emailed to Deadline for comments is Friday, March 31, 2023

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