Vermonters with an interest in conserving wildlife should consider making a donation to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on line 29a of their state income tax form this tax season. The fund helps to conserve some of Vermont’s most threatened wildlife species such as bald eagles, lynx, and turtles, in addition to helping many of the state’s imperiled pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s wildlife should plan on attending one of the three events hosted by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in late March.
Each March the department holds three public hearings to provide the results of the deer hunting seasons and receive public input on the status of Vermont’s deer herd.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife says if you are feeding birds that it’s important to clean those feeders on a regular basis so your feathered visitors don’t become sick.
The third time’s a charm for Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s 3rd annual ice fishing festival.
The festival was held recently at Lake Elmore in north-central Vermont and drew over 300 anglers, a high-mark for the Department’s yearly celebration of ice fishing in Vermont.
Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before February 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
A Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) Addendum has been prepared, and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation would like your input. Lowell Lake State Park is located in the town of Londonderry totaling 356.5 acres. The revised LRMP will guide management on the parcel for the next 25 years.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Londonderry Town Office (100 Old School Street), South Londonderry, Vermont
A request to extend shooting hours for turkey hunting during the spring youth hunt has been presented by a citizen to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.
The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, at the Whitcomb Jr.-Sr. High School Cafeteria, 273 Pleasant Street, Bethel, VT 05032.
The Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become Let’s Go Fishing instructors so they can pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.
The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, March 12, at 190 Junction Road, Berlin, Vermont 05602.
A wildlife management area in southern Vermont recently underwent a major expansion, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
The Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area located in Grafton and Athens has nearly doubled in size, adding 460 acres to bring the property total more than 1,000 acres.