Tag Archives: Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife initiates moose study
Featured
January 11, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife initiates moose study

Moose will be collared by wildlife capture experts The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is initiating a multi-year study to better understand the state’s moose herd. Moose across the Northeast are increasingly under stress from a parasite known as winter ticks. The ticks are becoming…

More than 5,500 wild turkeys harvested in spring season
Sports
August 10, 2016

More than 5,500 wild turkeys harvested in spring season

A preliminary report from Vermont Fish & Wildlife shows that hunters brought home 5,537 wild turkeys during the spring hunting season—40 more than the average of the three previous years, including 662 turkeys taken during the April youth weekend hunt. “The hunter success rate remained…

The Outside Story: Catch and release
The Outside Story
July 27, 2016

The Outside Story: Catch and release

By Tim Traver

To be good at catching fish these days you have to be good at letting fish go. Releasing fish unharmed turns out to be a good way to share a limited resource, and depending on what you hook, it also may be…

Sports
July 1, 2016

2016 waterfowl-woodcock seasons announced

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announced Vermont’s migratory bird hunting seasons announced, June 21. Waterfowl season dates and bag limits are set in three zones: Lake Champlain, Interior Vermont, and Connecticut River. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department sets the season dates and…

They don’t need your help. Really.
State News
May 23, 2016

They don’t need your help. Really.

Courtesy of VTF&W

Young wildlife need to be left in the wild, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Deer fawns may seem abandoned, but their mothers typically are nearby and will return when people are not in the area.

“Moose crossing”
News Briefs
April 27, 2016

“Moose crossing”

Courtesy of VT Fish & Wildlife

VT Fish &Wildlife cautions drivers that 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…

Fish & Wildlife announces 2015 Master Anglers
Sports
April 7, 2016

Fish & Wildlife announces 2015 Master Anglers

Courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Kelly Brooks of Waterbury caught this 30-inch lake trout while ice fishing on Lake Champlain in early 2015.

2015 program report published, new challenge added for 2016 to include wild card species

The Vermont Fish…

Turkey hunters had a successful year
Sports
January 25, 2016

Turkey hunters had a successful year

VTF&W photo by John Hall

Vermont’s wild turkeys are now well-established throughout the state.

Vermont wild turkey hunters had safe and successful spring and fall hunting seasons in 2015, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

A total of 5,874…