Vermont Deer Hunters Asked For Input On Management Strategies

The Fish & Wildlife Department announced that the public hearing on deer management formerly scheduled for Montpelier High School on March 27 is now going to be held that night in Room 11 at the State House, 115 State Street in Montpelier.

VermontThis is one of three annual deer management public hearings being held this month. Two more will be held later this spring. The meetings will cover last year’s harvest results and the prospects for the 2013 season. Two more hearings will be held in the northeast and southwest regions of the state in May.

These hearings will also be an opportunity for the department to seek additional hunter input for Vermont’s comprehensive deer management review plan. The department has already hosted one set of meetings on the review plan in January, and plans to host two more sets of meetings in May and July.

In addition to these public meetings, the department will also review public input surveys and develop three regional working groups to discuss deer management and hunting regulations in Vermont.

Hunters are invited to attend one of the following public hearings, held from 7-9 p.m.

March 25, Springfield – Riverside Junior High School Cafeteria, 13 Fairground Road, Springfield
March 27, Montpelier -State House, Room 11, 115 State Street, Montpelier
March 28, St Albans – St. Albans Town Educational Center Cafeteria, 169 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT (This is a nut product free zone)

Anyone interested in learning more about Vermont’s comprehensive deer management review process and the regional working groups should visit the department’s website