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Vermont

Hunting

Fish & Wildlife Department

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

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) 265-3301

State Game Wardens

Chief Warden: Col. Jason Batchelder 828-1483

Deputy Chief: Maj. Justin Stedman 828-1529

Northwestern District Supervisor: Lt. Carl Wedin 879-5669

Northeastern District Supervisor: Lt. Sean Fowler 751-0103

Southern District Supervisor: Lt. Jason Gravelle 289-0630

Recreational Boating Enforcement & Ed.: Sgt. Jenna Reed 279-9058

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

Colchester

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

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

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. Gravelle, Jason

Springfield Office
289-0603

Hartland

Spl. Buttle, Travis

442-5421

777-6281

Shaftsbury

Spl. Sterling, Robert

773-9101

777-6289

Fair Haven

Carey, Timothy

773-9101

793-2776

Shrewsbury

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

Ira

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

PO Box 220

Rutland, VT 05702

(802) 747-6700

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.com802-223-3343

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 05764

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 05403

fwboard.chittendenco@gmail.com

Term:

June 19, 2020 – February 28, 2026

Windham County

David Deane

Westminster, VT 05158

fwboard.windham@gmail.com

Term:

September 20, 2021 – February 28, 2027

Orleans County

David Robillard

North Troy, VT 05859

fwboard.orleans@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2023

Caledonia County

Brad Ferland

Hardwick, VT 05843

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

Addison County

Wendy Butler

New Haven, VT 05472

fwboard.addison@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2022

Grand Isle County

Bryan H. McCarthy

North Hero, VT 05474

fwboard.grandisle@gmail.com

Term:
March 1, 2018 – February 29, 2024

Lamoille County

Jamie Dragon

Stowe, VT 05672

fwboard.lamoille@gmail.com

Term:

September 20, 2021 – February 28,2027

Green Mountain National Forest

Hunt and Trap in the Green Mountain National Forest—It's All Yours

As hunters and trappers, it is important to know that 400,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) awaits you. Located in central and southern Vermont, the U. S. Forest Service manages this large tract of federal public land for multiple uses including road and trail access, commercial logging, and outdoor recreation such as hunting and trapping. The Forest Service is responsible for wildlife habitat management on national forest land, while fish and wildlife populations, including seasons and harvest limits, are managed by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. All State fish and game laws and regulations apply on National Forest lands.

Like much of the Vermont, GMNF is dominated by maturing forest best suited for species such as bear and squirrels. To help re-establish young forest, the Forest Service is implementing a variety of forest management and wildlife habitat treatments throughout the GMNF. Timber harvest is the primary and most cost-effective tool to diversify the age structure and species composition of our forest, while also addressing forest health concerns such as disease and insect prevention.

Over the past several years, GMNF has improved annually about 2500 acres of wildlife habitat. The resulting young forest is providing excellent hunting and trapping opportunities forest-wide and benefiting local economies. Deer, ruffed grouse, rabbits, woodcock and wild turkey populations are thriving and we encourage hunters and trappers to come enjoy the GMNF –“IT’S ALL YOURS”.

For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/gmfl

Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) ensures that in participating states, nonresident violators will receive the same treatment as resident violators. IWVC member states reciprocate in the suspension or revocation of licenses and permits resulting from violation of hunting, fishing or trapping laws. If an individual’s license or permit privileges are revoked in one compact member state, they are subject to suspension or revocation in all other member states. For example, if a Vermont resident has their hunting privileges suspended in Minnesota, their privileges may also be suspended in Vermont and in all other compact states. This helps prevent habitual violators from relocating their illegal activities to other member’s states. The IWVC also has established procedures that cause a nonresident violator who fails to comply with the terms of a citation issued in a participating state to face the possibility of the suspension of their wildlife license privileges in their home state until the terms of the citation are met. The goal of the IWVC is to facilitate improved enforcement of hunting, fishing and trapping laws through the cooperation of law enforcement units in member states.