Leashed tracking dogs available

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who volunteer during the hunting seasons to help hunters locate deer or bear that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered. 

The leashed tracking dog owners, who provide their services free of charge, must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish and Wildlife to be certified and licensed to provide their services. 

This list, which may be updated during hunting seasons, is available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website (

2021 Vermont Leashed Dog Trackers

Name                          Town                   Phone Numbers

Tim Nichols                           Granville, NY           518-642-3012           802-353-6020

Travis Nichols                       Granville, NY           518-642-3012           518-932-6505          

Jeff Adams                          Highgate, VT           802-324-6316                                  

Nicholas Merritt                   East Fairfield, VT     802-238-3884           802-922-2515

Mandi Harbec                    Orleans, VT              802-323-3536          

Kristie Adams*                     Pittsford, VT              802-483-6257           802-558-1143

Roger Chauvin                   Swanton, VT            802-782-1608           802-868-4953    

Bill Gaiotti                             Mt. Tabor, VT           802-345-8500

Brett Kelley*                         Poultney, VT            802-287-5800           802-287-0814

John Lingner                        Pownal, VT               802-379-7774           802-823-9388

Mark Harbec                       Orleans, VT              802-323-3536

Nick Smith                            Groton, VT               802-584-3121

Matt Bourgeois                   Whiting, VT               802-989-2213

Don Morgan                       Charlotte, VT           802-557-5938           802-425-7097

Scott Newell                        Groveton, NH          603-631-0477

Riley Harness                       Newbury, VT            802-272-8955

Crystal Earle                        Johnson, VT            802-730-5591

Courtney Davis                   Troy, NH                     603-209-6548

Jason Cassant                    Fort Ann, NY            518-796-3215

Ronald Martin                     Enosburg Falls, VT  802-933-9134           802-393-0346          

Steven Bourgeois               Bridport, VT              802-989-0026           802-758-2526

Matthew Anderson           Orwell, VT                 802-318-0260

Jamie Hawley                     Rutland, VT              802-558-5355

Steven Hawley                   Rutland, VT              802-353-8542          

Jeremiah Gracie                Lincoln, VT                802-349-4587

Mike Harbec                       Orleans, VT              802-754-6371           802-323-4456

Tammy Barrows                  Fairfax, VT                 802-338-6089

Gabriel Gervais                  East Fairfax, VT        802-370-2288

Shawn Lambert                  Enosburg Falls, VT  802-582-0571

*Semi-Active tracker

Calls will be taken at the Handlers discretion and at the availability of the handler.

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