Leashed tracking dogs for recovery of game

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — 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 in order 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 (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).

2023 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  

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

Mandi Harbec                           Orleans, VT                  802-323-3536  

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

Mark Harbec                             Orleans, VT                  802-323-3536

Nick Smith                               Groton, VT                   802-584-3121

Matt Bourgeois                         Whiting, VT                 802-989-2213

Scott Newell                             Groveton, NH               603-636-2264               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

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

Matthew Anderson                    Orwell, VT                   802-318-0260

Jeremiah Gracie                        Lincoln, VT                  802-349-4587

Mike Harbec                             Orleans, VT                  802-754-6371  

Tammy Barrows                       Fairfax, VT                   802-338-6089

Gabriel Gervais                         East Fairfax, VT            802-370-2288

Shawn Lambert                         Enosburg Falls, VT       802-582-0571

Justin Robert                             Underhill, VT               802-324-2903

Jeremy Rhodes                         Sharon, VT                   802-356-9209

Lucas Kane                               Highgate, VT                802-393-5335

Tyler Bagster                            Troy, NH                      603-762-6328

Dennis Jewett Jr.                       Bakersfield, VT             802-904-3423

Sierra Dudley                            Jeffersonville, VT         802-309-7624

Robert Arel Jr                           N Haverhill, NH            203-996-8851

Jason Minor                              Fairfax, VT                   802-370-4268

Jason Fleury                              Barre, VT                     802-522-5205

John Konya                              Bradford, VT                802-439-3838

Kayla Konya                             Thetford, VT                 802-333-0664

Jon Earle                                  Johnson, VT                 802-730-5591

David Wilder                            Barre, VT                     802-522-6938

Kaitlyn Tilton                           Waterville, VT              802-730-6121

James Mazzola                         Fairfield, VT                 802-379-5652

Alex McClain IV                      Richford, VT                802-528-6264

Alex McClain V                        Richford, VT                802-528-6264

Tom Best                                  West Pawlet, VT           802-287-1800

Brent Grenier                            Troy, VT                      802-274-9057

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

*Jim Bixby                               Ludlow, VT                  802-228-8853               802-952-8323

*Shane Reed                             Wells, VT                     802-287-0851

*Ethan Teague                          Franklin, VT                 802-370-2831

*Mike Slattery                          Essex Jct, VT                802-777-2485

*Jake Tuck                               St. Albans, VT              802-782-4386

*Semi-Active tracker

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