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Vermont public meetings on Draft Big Game Plan July 20 and 22

From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

-- Two public meetings to discuss Vermont’s Draft Big Game Plan will be held July 20 and 22.  The draft plan will be available and public comments will be welcomed. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20 at the Montpelier High School cafeteria, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the Rutland High School cafeteria.   

The draft plan is also available online at the Fish & Wildlife’s website (

The Plan for 2010-2020 provides management goals and activities for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to follow in managing Vermont’s deer, moose, black bear and wild turkey populations in the next decade.

“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. 

The goal, Buck said, is to have the plan finalized by Sept. 30 and to begin implementation Jan.1, 2010.

Comments also can be made in writing by July 31, 2009, on the department’s website, or by U.S. mail to: John Buck—Big Game Plan, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, 103 South Main St.—10 South,  Waterbury, VT 05671-0501

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