Safety

Safe Composting in Bear Country

12 July 2018

Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant – as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed.

Hunter Ed Courses are Being Held Now

10 July 2018

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says anyone interested in taking a hunter education course should consider doing so this summer, because fewer courses will be available later in the year.

Fishing Access Areas Not Safe for Swimming

28 June 2018

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats.

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.

Nuisance Wildlife

Bats in the attic, bears in the beehives, deer eating the beans, raccoons in the garbage: the list of wildlife problems goes on.

Many wildlife species can become a nuisance under certain circumstances. Here are some resources for help with nuisance wildlife.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Damage Control Unit

Berlin, Vermont   Phone number:  802-223-8690 or visit their website on protecting property.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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