Vermont’s House Committee is Attacking Sportsmen

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 The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife is scheduled to hear several bills Wednesday morning that are a full-blown assault on sportsmen.. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife is scheduled to hear several bills Wednesday morning that are a full-blown assault on sportsmen.  While the Capitol is closed to the public, politicians who despise our outdoor heritage have no problem conducting their attacks via Zoom meetings.  This latest installment is scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 7.

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The following bills are on the agenda:

H.167, by Rep. Amy Sheldon, would create an Environmental Stewardship Board to “oversee” the Agency of Natural Resources.  This is simply more government bureaucracy intended to inject politics into sound game management.  Rather than relying on science, game managers will now be looking over their shoulders and worrying about appeasing this California-style panel.

H.172, by Rep. James McCullough, is a complete ban on trapping in Vermont.

H.316, by Rep. Michael Yantachka, requires that a hunter must maintain visual and verbal control over hunting dogs.  This, of course, is virtually impossible to do and provides plenty of opportunities to harass outdoorsmen and hunters.

H.411, by Rep. Amy Sheldon, deals with wanton waste and retrieval of harvested game animals.  Again, this is nothing more than beefing up a statute to harass hunters.
There is no evidence that existing laws are not working.  Ultimately, all of these bills are unnecessary.  It is clear that this is nothing more than a punitive jab at hunters and sportsmen.

Your immediate action is required.  Please contact members of the committee and respectfully ask that these bills be rejected. 


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loveaduck
loveaduck
10 days ago

Live traps, yes. Others, no.

Grigori
Grigori
12 days ago

I have no problem with H172 and H316. I don’t begrudge sportsmanlike hunters and hunting. That said, I have always felt that steel traps inflicted unnecessary cruelty on trapped animals. That is compounded if long times pass before the trapper checks the traps. Here in South Carolina, I have noted with disgust for over fifty years, how slob hunters use their dogs as an excuse to venture onto posted land and other places they should not be. “Wail muh doug caint read posted signs so here we are!” The Fudds don’t give a rip about our gun rights. It will… Read more »

Jonesy
Jonesy
11 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Ahhh, yes NIMBY. Know where you are coming from.

Finnky
Finnky
11 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Why do you assume all hunters are Fudds? There are many who hunt with MSRs. Live traps are really the only safe and humane way to relocate a nuisance animal. Would you prefer they be darted for collection and transport, or would you prefer they be simply put down? Without traps how would you deal with vermin such as rats, gophers, etc? For that matter I see no exception for hogs – which are the scourge of the earth where they have become established. In my not-so-humble opinion the only restrictions on hog hunting should be limited to those for… Read more »

snowmaker
snowmaker
11 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

well now, you don’t hunt with dogs or trap, so it’s perfectly fine with you to ban it for all of us, natives included? what a grand ethos, you must be a charm. who are these Fudds, some sub set of society you disparage or find distasteful or inferior? i could go on and on but the time and words would be wasted on you, sir(?). where do you think the scientific data comes from necessary to measure and manage overall species health? i find your attitude repugnant and indicative of the intellectual chauvanism that has caused so much trouble… Read more »

JLS
JLS
11 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Just another animal rights troll trying to sow discord. Ignore him.