From the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
-- Vermont’s draft Big Game Management Plan for 2010-2020 is now available for public review. It incorporates goals and activities for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to follow in managing the state’s deer, moose, black bear and wild turkey populations in the next decade.
The draft copy can be examined on the Fish & Wildlife’s website, vtfishandwildlife.com.
“This is the culmination of public survey data, biological data, public input meetings, and department thinking about managing these four very important big game species for the people of Vermont,” said State Wildlife Biologist John Buck.
“It is being made available for public review so you will have a chance to offer comments and suggestions about the Plan,” he added. “It is our goal to have the plan finalized by Sept. 30, and begin implementation on Jan. 1, 2010.”
Two public meetings have been scheduled for discussion of the draft plan and to receive comments and suggestions. One will be held Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m. in the Montpelier High School cafeteria. The other will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the Rutland High School cafeteria.
Comments and suggestions can be made in writing by July 31, 2009, either on the department’s website, or by U.S. mail to: John Buck -- Big Game Plan, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, 103 South Main Street, 10 South Waterbury, VT 05671-0501.