Nearly 3,000 acres protected in Rutland County, bringing the total publicly-conserved area to more than 3,600 acres — a key addition for the area and state, according to officials.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Reports
Annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival scheduled May 7.
Vermont was the first New England state to re-establish wild turkeys when it released 31 wild birds from New York in 1969 and 1970. Today, the Green Mountain State has an estimated 45,000-60,000 turkeys.
Amphibians are on the move, but their spring breeding migration can too often become deadly.
The annual hearings are being held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Board.
Open house will include reports on results of Vermont’s 2016 deer, moose, bear, and turkey seasons as well as a proposal for the 2017 moose hunting season.
Donation expands conserved property in Addison County by 37 acres, bringing total to 2,895 acres.
Based on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s recommendation, 63 bulls-only permits will be issued for the regular hunting season and 17 bulls-only permits for the archery hunting season.
Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of the hearings and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons.
Vermont record for largest bluegill also set in 2016.
The goal of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact is to improve enforcement of hunting, fishing and trapping laws through the cooperation of law enforcement units in member states.
The daily bag limit is 15, and there is no possession limit
State law requires removal of blinds before deadlines to protect natural areas and to prevent boating accidents after ice melts
Hunters took 697 black bears during the 81 days of the two-part early and late bear seasons. There also were no hunting-related shooting incidents.
Vermont — New York, too — currently using the same methods to examine their moose herds
Total harvest of 16,160 is second-highest since 2002
Beginning this month, researchers with the Fish & Wildlife Department will start placing radio-collars on up to 60 wild moose to follow their movements and determine causes of mortality.