Public Meetings Set for Discussion of Big Game Plans

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WATERBURY, VT – Vermont’s big game management plans for deer, bear, moose and turkey are being updated, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for your help. Fish & Wildlife staff are holding five  open house public meetings starting May 7th to share information and get your input. 

Contacts: John Buck, 802-476-0196, John Austin, 802-241-3400

Fish & Wildlife is holding five public meetings to discuss issues and gather comments on wildlife management goals for Vermont’s four big game wildlife species. The information you provide will help Fish & Wildlife develop a 10-year plan for black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and moose that incorporates the biological needs of the species and the interests of public.

The management plan will serve as a road map for wildlife managers and the public to follow over the next 10 years to bring about desired outcomes such as population goals, habitat conservation, and nuisance animal policies that are biologically and socially acceptable. A draft plan is being developed to describe the management history behind each of the four species and the species-specific issues facing them over the next ten years.

All of the public meetings below will run from 7:00  9:00 p.m.:

May 7 – South Burlington Middle School Cafeteria
May 8 – Berlin Elementary School Library
May 14 – Riverside Middle School Cafeteria in Springfield
May 15 – Rutland Intermediate School
May 21 – Lyndon Institute Town House