The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reported zero hunting related shooting injuries (HRSIs) in 2021, continuing a multi-year trend of declining HRSIs in Vermont.
Poached deer search turns up 880 bags of heroin, meth
3000 rounds of ammo and 880 bags of hard drugs were seized by an alphabet soup of state and federal police agencies in the town of Athens. No word about the poached deer, though.
Two minors rescued after ATV plunges through ‘Magog ice / airborne snowmobiler injured
Firefighters rescued two minor when their ATV fell through the ice of Lake Memphremagog.
Bow-hunting beauty queen, former clean water lawmaker named to VT Fish & Wildlife Board
A lawmaker known for preserving water quality and a bow-hunting former Miss Vermont have been named to represent their counties on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.
Virginia man wins lifetime VT hunting, fishing license
A Virginia man won the annual lottery for a Vermont lifetime hunting and fishing license.
Women cited for harassing bear hunters
Two women and their German Shepherd became aggressive during a quarrel with hunters.
December unofficial start of bird feeding season
Bird feeders offer an easy and safe way to interact with wildlife, and installing them after December 1 limits the potential to attract bears.
Giving thanks for 31 turkeys in 1969 to over 50,000 turkeys roaming VT today
Wild turkeys disappeared from Vermont in the mid-to-late 1800s due to habitat destruction when land was cleared for farming, but after stocking 31 turkeys in 1969, VT’s turkey population is estimated at 50,000.
Poaching bust: midnight ‘hunter’ with crossbow hits deer decoy
Game wardens used a deer decoy to bag two late night poachers in Underhill.
Hunters, what did you see? There’s an app for that
VT Fish & Wildlife to track how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears, or other wildlife they saw.