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What Posting Means

The Vermont constitution has protected the right to hunt, fish and trap on open, private land since its drafting in 1793.

Posting laws and regulations honor this commitment while also ensuring landowners have the protections they need to control their property.

Fish Importation Permit

Importing fish is regulated to protect the health of Vermont's fish populations and prevent the introduction of fish and fish diseases that could harm the state’s fisheries.

The importation and possession of fish species in Vermont is controlled through a permitting process.  A Fish Importation Permit is required before importing or possessing certain fish in Vermont.

Raccoon Roundworm

What Is Raccoon Roundworm?


Raccoon roundworm is the common large roundworm or ascarid found in the small intestinal tract of raccoons. Adult worms measure six to eight inches in length and about 0.4 inch in width. They are tan-white in color, cylindrical and taper at both ends.

Raccoon roundworm is common in raccoons in the Northeast and Midwest. Forty to sixty percent of raccoon may carry this parasite.


What Is Rabies?

striped skunk

Rabies, sometimes known as hydrophobia, is a deadly disease of the brain. It is the most important wildlife disease risk to humans and pets in Vermont. Although rabies is a virus that is 100% fatal if not treated, it is also 100% preventable.

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