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Fish & Wildlife Department

Hunting Regulations Icon Vermont Hunting

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

Email – fwinformation@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

Col. Jason Batchelder828-1483

Maj. George Scribner828-1483

Lt. Carl Wedin (NW district)879-5669

Lt. Sean Fowler (NE district)751-0103

Lt. Justin Stedman (CE district)786-3865

Lt. Dennis Amsden (SO district)289-0630

Northwestern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Sgt. Barrett, Chad

229-9191

224-6324

Waterbury

Brown, Paul

229-9191

485-4432

Northfield

Coffey, Ethan

878-7111

888-2964

Morrisville

Currier, Robert

878-7111

498-7712

Essex Jct.

Hungerford, Josh

524-5993

933-9313

Sheldon

Joyal, Dana

878-7111

498-5469

Charlotte

Schmid, Jeremy

878-7111

644-6352

Cambridge

Snyder, Dustin

524-5993

279-9275

Fairfax

Thiel, Matthew

524-5993

868-6325

Swanton

Northeastern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Sgt. Szymanowski, Trevor

748-3111

695-1314

N. Concord

Spl. Shopland, Russell

748-3111

472-3040

E. Hardwick

Dukette, Jason

334-8881

793-2697

Brownington

Hazard, Randy

334-8881

962-3492

Bloomfield

Jackman, Cody

748-3111

279-3560

E. Haven

Reed, Jenna

334-8881

334-1215

Newport Ctr

Schichtle, Mark

222-4680

757-2121

Wells River

Scott, T. Mike

229-9191

685-2151

Washington

Seegers, Will

748-3111

498-5351

W. Danville

Central District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Sgt. Gallant, Keith

234-9933

728-9215

E. Braintree

Spl. Whitlock, Dale

388-4919

777-6269

E. Middlebury

Spl. Sterling, Robert

773-9101

265-4602

Fair Haven

Butler, Wesley

773-9101

382-9097

Middlebury

Gravelle, Jason

234-9933

484-7435

Hartland

Serra, Abigail

773-9101

747-3303

Rutland

Whipple, Jeffrey

234-9933

685-7813

Vershire

Southern District

Warden

State Police Office Tel.

Direct
(802)

Residence

Sgt. Buttle, Travis

442-5421

442-4383

Shaftsbury

Carey, Timothy

773-9101

492-8292

Shrewsbury

Circe, Dustin

773-9101

793-6629

Wells

Isherwood, Kyle

279-8935

875-3707

Peru

Price, Kelly

257-7101

251-2171

Brattleboro

Sargent, Asa

722-4600

698-8371

Hartland

Taddei, David

722-4600

221-4066

Townshend

Turner, Justin

442-5421

595-8754

Arlington

Watkin, Richard

722-4600

368-7302

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

To Be Announced

fwboard.rutland@gmail.com

Essex County

Michael W. Kolsun

Brighton, VT 05846

fwboard.essex@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 29, 2024

Chittenden County

Cheryl Frank Sullivan

Underhill, VT 05489

vtfwbchittenden@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2014 – February 29, 2020

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

Johanna Laggis

East Hardwick, VT 05836

fwboard.caledonia@gmail.com Term:
March 1, 2014 – February 29, 2020

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 turkey, youth deer hunting and novice deer hunting. 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.