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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department-

Agency of Natural Resources

1 National Life Drive, Davis 2

Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

(802) 828-1000

Office Hours: 7:45 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday

Website: www.vtfishandwildlife.com

General Information(802) 828-1000

Emailfwinformation@vermont.gov

Hunter Education(802) 828-1193

Law Enforcement(802) 828-1483

License Center(802) 828-1190

Dewey Building

National Life Drive

Montpelier, VT 05620

Wildlife(802) 828-1000

Commissioner’s Office(802) 828-1454

Business Office(802) 828-1000

Fish(802) 828-1000

Public Outreach(802) 828-1000

Fish Culture Stations

Bald Hill(802) 467-3660

Bennington(802) 447-2844

Grand Isle(802) 372-3171

Roxbury(802) 485-7568

Salisbury(802) 352-4371

District Fish & Wildlife Offices

Barre District Natural Resources Office

5 Perry Street, Suite 40

Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-0199

(802) 476-0129 (fax)

Fish & Wildlife Laboratory

Roxbury, VT 05669

(802) 485-7566

Essex District Natural Resources Office

111 West Street

Essex Jct, VT 05452

(802) 878-1564

(802) 879-5649 (fax)

Rutland District Natural Resources Office

271 North Main Street, Suite 215

Rutland, VT 05701

(802) 786-0040

(802) 786-3870 (fax)

St. Johnsbury District Natural Resources Office

374 Emerson Falls Rd, Suite 4

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-2099

(802) 751-0100

(802) 748-6687 (fax)

Springfield District Natural Resources Office

100 Mineral Street, Suite 302

Springfield, VT 05156

(802) 289-0603

(802) 885-8890 (fax)

Dead Creek Waterfowl Management Area

Addison, VT 05491

(802) 759-2398

Education Ctr. Kehoe Conservation Camp

636 Point of Pines Road

Castleton, VT 05735

(802) 265-2279

State Game Wardens

Chief Warden: Col. Jason Batchelder828-1483

Deputy Chief: Maj. Justin Stedman828-1529

Northwestern District Supervisor: Lt. Carl Wedin879-5669

Northeastern District Supervisor: Lt. Sean Fowler751-0103

Southern District Supervisor: Lt. Keith Gallant289-0630

Northwestern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Lt. Wedin, Carl

Essex Office
879-5669

St. Albans

Sgt Barrett, Chad

229-9191

224-6324

Waterbury

Spl. Whitlock, Dale

388-4919

777-6269

E. Middlebury

Butler, Wesley

773-9101

793-2757

Middlebury

Coffey, Ethan

878-7111

793-3114

Morrisville

Currier, Robert

878-7111

498-7712

Essex Jct.

Hungerford, Josh

524-5993

498-5468

Sheldon

Joyal, Dana

878-7111

498-5469

Charlotte

Schmid, Jeremy

878-7111

595-4815

Cambridge

Snyder, Dustin

524-5993

279-9275

Fairfax

 

Northeastern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Lt. Fowler, Sean

St. Johnsbury Office
751-0103

Plainfield

Sgt Szymanowski, Trevor

748-3111

535-5058

Waterford

Spl. Shopland, Russell

748-3111

535-5124

E. Hardwick

Brown, Paul

229-9191

793-5285

Northfield

Circe, Dustin

229-9191

793-6629

Montpelier

Hazard, Randy

334-8881

793-3321

Bloomfield

Jackman, Cody

748-3111

279-3560

East Haven

Reed, Jenna

334-8881

279-9058

Newport Ctr.

Scott, Mike

229-9191

279-7817

Washington

Seegers, Will

748-3111

498-5351

W. Danville

Whipple, Jeffrey

234-9933

535-5220

Vershire

 

Southern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Lt. Gallant, Keith

Springfield Office
289-0603

E. Braintree

Sgt Buttle, Travis

442-5421

777-6281

Shaftsbury

Spl. Sterling, Robert

773-9101

777-6289

Fair Haven

Carey, Timothy

773-9101

793-2776

Shrewsbury

Gravelle, Jason

234-9933

498-8501

Hartland

Isherwood, Kyle

722-4600

279-8935

Londonderry

Price, Kelly

257-7101

380-3723

Brattleboro

Sargent, Asa

722-4600

793-6705

S. Woodstock

Serra, Abigail

773-9101

793-1270

Rutland

Taddei, David

722-4600

498-7078

Townshend

Turner, Justin

442-5421

595-8754

Arlington

Watkin, Richard

722-4600

793-9416

Wilmington

 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Northeast Regional Office

(413) 253-8516

Law Enforcement

(413) 253-8274

Lake Champlain Office

(802) 662-5300

White River Hatchery

(802) 234-5937

Eisenhower Fish Hatchery

(802) 483-6618

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

(802) 868-4781

Silvio Conte National Fish
and Wildlife Refuge

(802) 962-5240 x112

Agency of Natural Resources

Forests, Parks, & Recreation(802) 828-1534

Park Reservations(888) 409-7579

Department of Environmental Conservation(802) 828-1556

Rabies Hotline1-800-472-2437 (800-4-RABIES)

USDA Wildlife Services802-223-8690

Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest Headquarters

231 North Main Street

Rutland, VT 05701

(802) 747-6700

(802) 747-6765 (TDD)

Manchester Ranger District

2538 Depot Street

Manchester Center, VT 05255

(802) 362-2307

(voice/TDD)

Rochester Ranger District

99 Ranger Road

Rochester, VT 05767-9431

(802) 767-4261

(voice/TDD)

Vt Chamber of Commerce

www.visitvt.com802-223-3443

Vt Dept. of Tourism

www.VermontVacation.com1-800-VERMONT

VT Fish & Wildlife Board

The Fish and Wildlife Board has fourteen members—one from each county. They are appointed by the governor for six year terms. The board enacts hunting, fishing and trapping regulations.

Windsor County

Tim Biebel, Chair

Windsor, VT 05089

fwboard.windsor@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2022

Orange County

Michael Bancroft

West Topsham, VT 05086

fwboard.orange@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2019 – February 28, 2025

Washington County

Brian Bailey

Barre, VT 05641

fwboard.washington@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2019 – February 28, 2025

Franklin County

Jay Sweeny

St. Albans, VT 05478

fwboard.franklin@gmail.com
Term:

March 1, 2019 – February 28, 2025

Bennington County

David Fielding Jr.

Manchester Ctr., VT 05255

fwboard.bennington@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2022

Rutland County

Martin Van Buren

Poultney, VT

fwboard.rutland@gmail.com

Term:

January 1, 2020-February 28, 2023

Essex County

Michael W. Kolsun

Brighton, VT 05846

fwboard.essex@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 29, 2024

Chittenden County

Nancy Mathews

South Burlington, VT

fwboard.chittendenco@gmail.com

Term:

June 19, 2020 – February 28, 2026

Windham County

Dennis Mewes

Dummerston, VT 05301

fwboard.windham@gmail.com

Term:
April 1, 2015 – February 28, 2021

Orleans County

David Robillard

North Troy, VT 05859

fwboard.orleans@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2023

Caledonia County

Brad Farland

Hardwick, VT 05843

fwboard.caledonia@gmail.com Term:
November 1, 2020 – February 28, 2026

Addison County

Wendy Butler

New Haven, Vermont, 05472

fwboard.addison@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2022

Grand Isle County

Bryan H. McCarthy

North Hero, Vermont, 05474

fwboard.grandisle@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 29, 2024

Lamoille County

William Pickens

Wolcott, VT 05680
fwboard.lamoille@gmail.com
Term:
April 1, 2015 – February 28, 2021

Hunting in Vermont

Where Can I Hunt in Vermont?

Vermonters have a proud heritage of living close to the land in our very rural state. Hunting is a way of life here. In fact, the Vermont Constitution guarantees the right to hunt. Article 67 states “The inhabitants of this State shall have liberty in seasonable times, to hunt and fowl on the lands they hold, and on other lands not enclosed.” But what does that mean?

All private land in Vermont is open to hunters unless that land is posted against hunting. The only exception is that landowner permission is required for youth and novice turkey and deer hunting weekends. While landowner permission is not required for hunters on private lands, hunters should still ask the permission of the landowner before proceeding. Hunters who treat the land and landowner with respect usually find that landowners are happy to grant permission.

Visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com for tips on hunting on private land.

Vermont has more than 800,000 acres of federal and state public land open to hunting; National Wildlife Refuges, the Green Mountain National Forest, and all state forests. State parks are open to hunting outside the operating season.

Perhaps the crown jewel of hunting in Vermont is the state’s system of Wildlife Management Areas, or WMAs.
All WMAs are open to hunting, trapping, fishing and other wildlife-related outdoor activities except in specifically designated areas. Check out the WMA maps on the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com), and in the “Guide to Wildlife Management Areas of Vermont” guidebook, available through the online store.

To learn more about Vermont hunting, check our website, call (802) 828-1000, or ‘like’ our Facebook page.