FAQs

Frequently Asked/Answered Questions

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.

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The program is responsible for:

Shooting Range Improvement Grant

Encourages the enhancement of non-profit and municipal shooting ranges and provides Vermonters with safe, environmentally responsible shooting areas.

Clean Vessel Act Grant

Provides funding for the construction, renovation, operation, or maintenance of pumpout stations, pumpout boats, and dump stations used by boaters.

Watershed Grant

Funds local efforts related to stewardship and enjoyment of our water resources.

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.

Hunter Ed FAQs

Answers to your questions about hunting safety in Vermont.

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.

How Is Lyme Disease Transmitted?

Using Baitfish FAQs

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

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

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

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.