Vermont Hunters Had Successful 2017 Deer Season



MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons.

Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season.  The 15,949 deer brought home by hunters yielded more than 3 million meals of local nutritious venison.

Responsible Logging, Clean Water: Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Rule Amendments


MONTPELIER – The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is now accepting public comments on the proposed state rule amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont. FPR invites the public to attend one of three public gatherings held this January to learn more about AMPs and to add their voice to the conversation.

Seven Child Care and Preschool Facilities Work with State to Assess Possible Chemical Contaminants from Nearby Dry Cleaners


Seven child care and preschool providers around the state that are located within 200 feet of current or former dry cleaning businesses are partnering with state agencies to assess indoor air quality to ensure they are not impacted by chemicals associated with dry cleaning. The assessment work is precautionary, and the state stands ready to provide mitigation support if needed.

Vibrant Forests, Vibrant Economies: Public Invited to Learn More About Vermont’s Forest Economy

MONTPELIER -  The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will be holding four public meetings to provide updates from different sectors of the Department’s work and to hear from those with interest in the forest economy. Department staff are traveling to these locations to give the public an opportunity to communicate directly with various program leaders to have questions answered, concerns heard or to discuss opportunities that the Department can assist them with.

Additional Public Meeting Scheduled to Gather Public Input on Camel’s Hump Area Conserved Lands

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is extending the opportunity to provide public comments on a draft plan for a group of conserved lands in the Camel’s Hump area of central Vermont.  An additional public meeting has been scheduled for December 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, VT.  Three meetings were previously held on the draft plan in November.


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