Vermont Fish and Wildlife

New York News
12:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Biologists Study White Nose Infected Bats in Artificial Cave

Abandoned bunkers such as this may provide optimal conditions for bats to escape white-nose syndrome
Credit Scott Darling/Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

With nearly 90 percent declines in some species of bats due to White Nose Syndrome, scientists in the Northeast conducted an experiment this winter aimed at finding alternative strategies to save infected bats.

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North Country News
5:03 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vermont House Approves Ban on Wild Boar

Two wild boars
Credit Steve Hillebrand/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House lawmakers in Vermont have approved a ban on wild boar, after state Fish and Wildlife officials said they are concerned the boar could escape from captive hunting facilities and attack other animals.

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WAMC News
6:15 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Vermont Holds Public Meetings on Land Use Rule

Vermont residents will get a chance to weigh in a new proposed rule to regulate public activities on land owned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

The proposal would allow hunting and fishing on more than 133,000 acres but prohibits snowmobiling, mountain biking and horseback riding except in designated corridors.

Officials say the proposal will give game wardens the authority to enforce the rule.

The Fish and Wildlife Board has given preliminary approval to the proposal in the first of three votes.

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