Drew Price of Colchester, Vt., spent eight years in his quest to be the first to catch and enter all 33 species in the Vermont program.
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Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges anglers to check any baitfish they have and dispose of non-native mosquitofish like this one. (Vermont Fish & Wildlife photo)SWANTON, Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department responded to an angler report of an unusual fish in his bait bucket and cited a Vermont baitfish wholesaler for illegally importing unapproved fish species into the…
Buck harvest particularly high in Green Mountain State.
Preliminary count reveals hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated hunting seasons.
(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)IRASBURG, Vt. – Vermont State Game Wardens arrested a suspect in a high-profile Northeast Kingdom moose poaching case this weekend. Gerin Fortin, 20, of Irasburg was arrested on Sunday and charged with six counts of big game violations, including taking game by illegal means and in a closed season, and two counts of shooting from a…
Three Vermonters charged in deer poaching incident; one previously convicted of 24 fish and wildlife crimes
(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)DANVILLE, Vt. – Three Barnet, Vt., individuals were recently arrested and charged with multiple counts related to a nighttime deer poaching incident. Carl Sanborn, 47, and his son Jonathan Sanborn, 20, allegedly shot with a bow and arrow at a deer decoy on the night of Saturday, Oct. 21. The decoy was placed by Vermont State…
Vermont sees record number of bald eagle nests in 2017. Loons also enjoy record nesting success in the state in ’17.
(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)MONTPELIER, Vt. — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. That’s the premise behind Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend, Sept. 23-24. “Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training and experiences they need for lifelong…
Cindy Sprague handles a ratsnake as part of a study in Addison County to learn more about the snakes and aid in conservation efforts. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Sprague)NEW HAVEN, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is cooperating in a three-year study of an isolated population of eastern ratsnakes, a species that is listed as “Threatened” under the…
Vermont Fish & Wildlife has reopened the cliffs closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife completes first field season in multi-year moose study.
Safari Club International Foundation awards grant toward three-year study.
“The hunter success rate increased from the previous year of 21 percent to 29 percent of hunters harvesting at least one bird. And 32 percent of those successful hunters harvested a second bearded bird to fill the two-bird spring bag limit.”
Winged loosestrife had not been seen in the state in decades and was thought to be locally extinct.
The birds nest in hayfields or cow pastures, and are threatened by changes in agricultural and land use practices.
Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Bids will be opened and winners notified on Aug. 11.
September Canada goose season set to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of species migrating south from Canada.
The bears were released in southern Vermont at one of Fish & Wildlife’s large wildlife management areas.
In the Green Mountain State, numerous clifftops and overlooks closed to protect nesting falcons.
New program gives landowners, boaters additional information to help control invasives.
State recommending increase in muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits to account for increase in deer population following another mild winter.
Youth Hunter Education Challenge provides young hunters additional skills in firearm handling, archery, tree-stand safety, trapping, and land navigation in simulated hunting conditions.
Help needed to count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.
Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations.
Annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival scheduled May 7.
Donation expands conserved property in Addison County by 37 acres, bringing total to 2,895 acres.