Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Warns Bears Are on the Prowl

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife May 17, 2016 Media Contact: Forrest Hammond 802-777-7493 MONTPELIER, Vt. – Black bears have arisen from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. […]

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Seeks Champlain Valley Volunteers to Monitor Endangered Bats This Summer

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department April 25, 2017 Media Contacts: Alyssa Bennett, 802-786-0098 FAIR HAVEN AND FERRISBURGH, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to monitor colonies of endangered bats this summer. The department is seeking volunteers willing to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they […]

Vermont Fish & Wildlife to Hold Introduction to Ice Fishing Courses

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife January 17, 2017 Media Contact: Corey Hart, 802-505-5562 Two free clinics offered in late January at Shelburne Pond and Lake Bomoseen CASTLETON, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting two free introductory ice fishing clinics in late January aimed at helping first-time ice anglers […]

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Offers Introductory Clinic on Ice Fishing for Walleye

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife December 29, 2016 Media Contact: Corey Hart, 802-505-5562 Clinic will cover ice fishing basics and walleye-specific tactics ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting a free introductory course on ice fishing for walleye in mid-January at Lake Carmi. The clinic, which is […]

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Offers Bird Feeding Basics

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. December 8, 2016 Media Contact: John Buck, 802-476-0196 MONTPELIER, Vt. – With winter weather now taking hold, Vermonters are readying their bird feeders. But before residents put up their avian offerings, Vermont Fish & Wildlife recommends a review of the bird feeding basics. “Birds of all species […]

2017 Vermont Fish & Wildlife Calendar is Available

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department November 1, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Rogers 802-828-1000 Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Life Magazine announce the release of the colorful 2017 Fish & Wildlife Calendar. Filled with stunning photos of Vermont wildlife, including moose, snow geese, steelhead rainbow trout, egrets, and whitetail deer, the […]

Vermont Bass Fishing Season to Open June 11

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife June 6, 2016 Media Contact: Shawn Good, 802-786-3863 RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont’s regular bass fishing season is set to kick off on Saturday, June 11, marking the start of some of the hottest and most-renowned bass fishing in the northeast. “From big-water angling on lakes like Champlain, Bomoseen […]

Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival set for June 11

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife June 3, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Chairvolotti, 802-372-3171 GRAND ISLE, Vt. – The 16th annual Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11 and organizers are planning for an exciting day of fishing fun and trophy catches. “The Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival is […]

Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife May 26, 2016 Media Contact: Eric Palmer, 802-535-7635 Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, Bass Opener both on Free Fishing Day MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in […]

Consider Delayed Mowing to Conserve Grassland Birds

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Audubon Vermont May 26, 2015 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 […]

Protect Our Wildlife opposes new trapping proposals

News Release — Protect Our Wildlife May 23, 2016 Contact: Brenna Galdenzi, President Office: 802-768-9862 Email: [email protected] What: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will be considering a petition from a Vermont trapper requesting the following: expansion of the bobcat and otter trapping seasons and extension of the length of time trappers are required to […]

Hunter Education Instructor Training Course Offered

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife May 18, 2016 Media Contacts: Nicole Meier 802-318-1347; John Pellegrini 802-272-2909 RANDOLPH, Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapper Education, or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont. The training will take […]

Anglers Reminded of Lake Sturgeon Protection and State Law

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife May 13, 2016 Media Contact: Chet MacKenzie, 802-786-3864 RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers of the state regulation applying to lake sturgeon, as well as the need to help protect the endangered species through responsible angling practices and by reporting catch information […]

Cliff Tops and Overlooks Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines

News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife May 10, 2016 Media Contact: Margaret Fowle, Audubon Vermont 802-238-0046 John Buck, VT Fish & Wildlife Department 802-476-0196 MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend you check to see […]