Vermont’s Watershed Grant Program now accepting applications

REGION – The 2021 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore, and enhance the state’s lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds, including Vermonters’ ability to understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later … Continued

Hunters asked to help collect deer biological data

Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 14-29 regular deer season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer

REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 14-29 regular deer season are … Continued

Forest Service now offers online Christmas tree permit

A fully decorated Christmas tree harvested from the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont

RUTLAND, Vt. – U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are welcoming the public to select and cut a Christmas tree on the Green Mountain National Forest with the purchase of a permit. For the first time, permits will now be … Continued

Data collecting at Muckross State Park

Black River Action Team volunteer Armando Stettner with water quality monitoring equipment at Muckross Pond in 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield’s hidden gem, Muckross State Park, is full of surprises. The state of Vermont works diligently on improvements to make the 200-plus-acre property and multiple trails more accessible for public use. A stream runs through the property, … Continued

Hunters urged to wear orange this deer hunting season

Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges wearing a fluorescent “hunter orange” hat and vest while hunting

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reminding hunters to wear fluorescent hunter orange. “Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities, and it’s getting safer thanks to advances in education as well as science,” said Vermont Hunter Education … Continued

Kim Royar presents “Vermont Wildlife Populations”

Kim Royar of Vermont Fish & Wildlife with a bear cub

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – On Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., the Londonderry Conservation Commission presents Kim Royar, wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, on “Vermont Wildlife Populations: Changes Through Time,” which will be presented on Zoom. Join Kim … Continued

Vermont moose hunters enjoy 73% success

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated moose hunting seasons that were limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit E in the northeastern corner of the state to reduce the … Continued

Vermont’s regular deer season starts Nov. 14

Hunters who get a deer opening weekend of the Nov. 14-29 deer season can help Vermont’s deer management program by reporting their deer at a biological check station

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day regular deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 14 and ends Sunday, Nov. 29. A hunter may take one legal buck during this season. The definition … Continued

Fall wildlife foods are less abundant

Acorns are an important food source for wildlife this fall.

REGION – Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reporting that several important fall foods for wildlife are less abundant this year. “Fish & Wildlife staff routinely survey mast stands around the state in late September and early October, and this year … Continued

Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s 2021 calendar is available


MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s colorful 2021 calendar is now available. The calendar is filled with stunning photos of Vermont wildlife, including white-tailed deer, moose, a bald eagle, gray tree frog, spruce grouse, swallowtail butterfly, pumpkinseed, peregrine falcon, … Continued

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