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Hunters Should Stay ‘Tick Smart’

05 November 2018

As Vermonters head out deer hunting this fall, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds hunters to be ‘tick smart’ to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. When wading through high grass and brush or sitting still along the edges of fields and forests, hunters can easily pick up a tick.

Vermont’s ‘Operation Game Thief’ Helps Catch Poachers

25 October 2018

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is a joint nonprofit program sponsored by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and administered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The program provides a way for people to help protect the state’s fish and wildlife by reporting law violators at 1-800-75ALERT (1-800-752-5378).


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