Tag Archives: fish

Bears are on the prowl
Local News
May 24, 2017

Bears are on the prowl

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives
News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department encourages the public to learn more about invasive species and help combat their spread. Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread…

News Briefs
May 11, 2017

Two members join Fish & Wildlife board

Governor Phil Scott has appointed two new members to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board from Rutland and Orleans counties. Brian Wiles has been appointed from Rutland County to replace Justin Lindholm, and David Robillard has been appointed from Orleans County to replace Grant Spates.

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Fish & Wildlife to increase antlerless deer permits

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board voted on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s proposal for antlerless deer hunting for 2017 at its meeting on April 26 in Montpelier.

“We are recommending an increase in muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits this year to account for the…

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers to monitor bats this summer

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.

Vermont’s little brown bats suffered massive declines due to the deadly disease, white-nose syndrome. An estimated 90…

Fish stocking underway across Vermont
Sports
April 26, 2017

Fish stocking underway across Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has kicked off fish stocking work across the state, an effort that will ultimately result in over 1 million fish being distributed into Vermont waters in 2017. The work includes the strategic distribution of brook, brown, lake, rainbow and…

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA
Local News
April 19, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA

By Julia Purdy

On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…

Fish and Wildlife announces 2016 Master Angler winners
Sports
April 12, 2017

Fish and Wildlife announces 2016 Master Angler winners

Vermont Fish and Wildlife (F&W) announced that 47 anglers have achieved Master Angler status for 2016, including two notable Vermonters who successfully completed a difficult bonus challenge set by the department last year.

“2016 marked the seventh year of the Master Angler program, and anglers…