Vermont’s snakes are generally harmless. Even timber rattlesnakes are extremely shy and nearly always try to hide or avoid an encounter with people
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal disease of the brain and nervous system in deer and elk.
Vermont hunters who take deer, bear or turkeys must bring them to a reporting station within 48 hours.
Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced the syllabus of 2016-2017 migratory bird hunting seasons is now available.
The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vermont will be re-opening for the season on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.
They determined the deer was shot with a bullet after finding several bullet fragments inside the deer.
A wildlife management area in southern Vermont recently underwent a major expansion, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Jens Hilke, a conservation planning biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, serves on the AVCC’s board.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking all successful 2015 Rifle Season Hunters to submit a tooth from their buck regardless of its age or size.
If you haven’t completed a Vermont hunter education course but want to before hunting seasons, this is the time to act according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Bears in Vermont are already thinking about winter, and are currently in search of easy calories to fatten up. Residential trash bin, bird feeders, pet food, and beehives can become bear attractants
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation are putting on a one-day “Women in the Outdoors” introductory course on Saturday, August 15.
Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a little help from “citizen scientists”.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says several changes in Vermont’s deer hunting regulations will become effective in 2016. None of the changes will be effective this year.
A free seminar for landowners entitled “Managing your land for wildlife and forestry, a guide to U.S.D.A. Farm Bill Programs” will be offered on Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monarch butterflies are in decline nationwide, and may be approaching dangerously low levels.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources recently added nine species to the list of state threatened and endangered species.
Dale Whitlock of Middlebury is Vermont’s State Game Warden of the Year.
Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14.
The seminar is offered by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Spring has finally arrived in Vermont, and gardeners and landscapers are eagerly breaking out their shovels in anticipation of the year’s spring plantings.
Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed two new members to the Fish & Wildlife Board and has appointed a new board chair.
If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills next summer, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Cons
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently expanded a wildlife management area (WMA) in Windham County.
In an effort to promote youth hunting in Vermont, youth hunters are encouraged to sign up for the Third Annual Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt this spring.
A Barton, Vermont man will pay more than $1,000 in fines and court fees and lose his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before February 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters.
If you are going ice fishing soon, planning a family fishing trip next summer, or expect to go rabbit hunting this winter…
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced that Lt. Jason Batchelder has been named the new director of fish and wildlife law enforcement.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it’s alright to put out those bird feeders now that Vermont’s black bears are sleeping in their dens for the winter.
Birders in Vermont are encouraged to participate in the count, which begins on December 14 and runs through January 5.
The Governor did not match last year’s opening day success, where he harvested a 186 pound 6-point buck, but the pair did see some deer activity…
Now you can show your support for Vermont’s wildlife and watersheds with a newly designed white-tailed deer conservation license plate.
Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 14, with $32,494.50 taken in from the five winning bids.
Vermont’s lottery application deadline for a moose hunting permit has been extended, and the VFWD is urging hunters who plan on entering to do so now online.
The report provides detailed, season-by-season analysis of Vermont’s 2011 archery, youth, rifle, and muzzleloader seasons. Combined, hunters took 12,132 deer last year, which was an expected decline from the year before…