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Frequently Asked/Answered Questions

Wildlife Action Plan FAQs

Check out these FAQs to learn more about a Wildlife Action Plan

What does Congress require in a Wildlife Action Plan?

Fish Health Program

Vermont's Fish Health program helps protect wild fish populations and fish reared at fish culture stations by preventing and managing serious fish diseases.interactions causing fish disease

The program is responsible for:

Fishing Tournaments FAQs

Woman holding fish

Whether you’re organizing a fishing tournament or want to find one, here are the answers to many of the questions asked about fishing tournaments.

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia FAQs

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a deadly fish virus, first discovered in the Great Lakes. Vermont has adopted regulations to prevent the introduction of VHS to our waters.

Using Baitfish FAQs

Have questions about using baitfish? Check the FAQs below for answers to the most common inquiries.

Fishing Access Areas

Department of Fish and Wildlife Access Area

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains more than 190 developed fishing access areas, providing public access for shore fishing opportunities and launching of water craft.

Search for a Fishing Access Area

Search for an access area based on waterbody, county, boat size, or fish species.

Lyme Disease

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that features a skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like symptoms.  The number of reported cases in Vermont has steadily increased since 2005. Lyme disease cases have been reported from every county, although most cases occur in the southern and western regions of the state.

If You Encounter a Bear

A sitting bear Seeing a black bear can be an exciting, and for some people, a nerve-wracking event. These recommendations are meant to be general and cover the basic types of human-bear interactions that can occur. Encounters vary greatly, and all situations are different.

Black bears are large, strong wild animals that should be treated with respect and appreciated from a distance to ensure your safety as well as the bear’s.

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