Fish & Wildlife advises to delay mowing to conserve grassland birds

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department May 31, 2018 Media Contact: John Buck, VT Fish & Wildlife, 802-777-5773; Mark LaBarr, Audubon Vermont, 802-434-3068 MONTPELIER, Vt. – Summer in Vermont is greatly enriched by the state’s many grassland birds, from bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern […]


Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department April 26, 2017 Media Contact: Chet MacKenzie, 802-786-3864 RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont walleye fishing season is set to open up on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. “We saw some really nice, trophy-size walleye during our […]


Public Hearings Set for Otter, Muskrat Proposal

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department March 30, 2017 Media Contacts: Kim Royar, 802-747-8412; Scott Darling, 802-786-3862; Mark Scott, 802-777-4217 MONTPELIER, Vt. – Three public hearings have been set by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board to gather input on proposed changes to otter and muskrat trapping […]


Public Meeting to be Held on Castleton Wildlife Area

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife March 14, 2017 Media Contacts: Nick Fortin, 786-3860; John Lones, 802-786-3878 RUTLAND, Vt – The Vermont departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forests, Parks, & Recreation are holding a public meeting to discuss future management and use of a Castleton-area wildlife management area. The meeting will discuss the […]


Fish & Wildlife Board Weighs in on 2017 Moose Hunt

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife February 27, 2017 Media Contacts: Scott Darling, 802-777-1732; Louis Porter, 802-828-1454 MONTPELIER, Vt. – On February 22, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board preliminarily approved a total of 80 bulls-only permits for the October 2017 moose hunting seasons. Based on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s recommendation, 63 bulls-only […]


Two record-setting fish caught in Vermont in 2016

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department February 17, 2017 Media Contact: Shawn Good, 802-786-3863 New records set for bluegill and freshwater drum RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife today announced that two fish caught in 2016 have been certified as new state records, marking the 14th and 15th state records that have […]


Public Meeting to be Held on Conserved Lands in Northeast Kingdom

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife November 2, 2016 Media Contact: Doug Morin, 802-793-3837 ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt – The Vermont departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forests, Parks, & Recreation are holding a public meeting to discuss future management and use of a group of conserved lands in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The meeting will […]