Vermont waterfowl hunters: Take care of those blinds

Vermont State Game Warden Dustin Snyder inspects a make-shift duck blind on Lake Champlain. (Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department photo by Carl Wedin)

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before Feb. 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters, according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

State law requires removal of the blinds before these deadlines in order to protect natural areas and to prevent boating accidents after the ice melts.

“Removal of the blinds and any posts that may be below the surface of the ice is important because of the danger they present when boaters are on the water in the spring,” State Game Warden Colonel Jason Batchelder said.

Batchelder says wardens have recorded names and addresses of blind owners and will follow up with inspections.

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