What makes a bad situation worse is that many of the traps in use today are fundamentally unchanged from those used hundreds of years ago.
Vermont has a proud hunting tradition where ethical hunters kill deer for food, but the integrity of that tradition is jeopardized when a blind eye is turned toward unethical hunting practices.
There are vastly more people who want to view wildlife that is alive and thriving than those who want to kill animals.
There is no regulation for how far traps must be set off a trail or recreation area.
The Fish & Wildlife Board, supported by Gov. Phil Scott, is simply not operating in good faith.
A petition brought by a group of Vermont Law School students to end Vermont’s open season on coyotes was voted down, 9-3. The Vermont Traditions Coalition presented an opposing petition.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department condones the persecution of coyotes, including shooting them on sight, 365 days a year.
POW has seized every opportunity to criticize and mischaracterize the actions of the Fish & Wildlife department and the board.
The Vermont department recently had two opportunities to collaborate with wildlife advocates; not surprisingly, they gave their customers what they wanted.
News Release — Protect Our Wildlife July 11, 2018 Contact: Brenna Galdenzi [email protected] p: 802-768-9862 Protect Our Wildlife Teams up with Town of Marlboro to Protect Wetlands, Roads, Beavers, and Wildlife Watching Opportunities Marlboro, Vt – Protect Our Wildlife (POW), a Vermont-based wildlife protection organization, partnered with the Town of Marlboro to help prevent beaver-related […]
Killing contests and the year-round, open killing season on coyotes are not based in sound wildlife management practices.
Gov. Phil Scott allowed a controversial bill on coyote killing competitions to become law, but without his signature.
News Release — Protect Our Wildlife May 10, 2018 Contact: Brenna Galdenzi [email protected], 802.768-9862 Stowe, VT – A passionate and persistent coalition of landowners, biologists, farmers, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and others overcame opposition from paid lobbyists and Vermont’s own Fish and Wildlife Department to ban coyote killing contests for prizes. Vermont will be only […]
News Release — Protect Our Wildlife October 25, 2017 Contact: Brenna Galdenzi (802) 768-9862 [email protected] Vermont – Trapping season starts on the 4th Saturday of October each year in Vermont and runs through March 31st. Each trapping season there are dogs, cats and other non-targeted animals, including endangered and protected species, who are injured or […]