Department of Fish and Wildlife

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled three new options for motorists who want to celebrate the state's wildlife on their license plates.

The amount of posted land in Vermont has gone up in recent years.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says the numbers have increased since 1971, from 100,000 acres to 230,000 last year.

Unless a person takes measures to enclose or "post" their property, anyone who is properly licensed can go onto their property and hunt, fish, or trap there.

Once a person posts their property, hunters, anglers, and trappers must get permission from the landowner to conduct those activities.