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July 17, 2009

Public Meetings on Draft Big Game Plan, July 20 and 22

WATERBURY, VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds us that it is holding two public meetings to discuss the Draft Big Game Plan on Monday, July 20 in Montpelier and Wednesday, July 22 in Rutland.

Vermont’s Draft Big Game Management 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.

The draft plan is available on Fish & Wildlife’s website (

“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 September 30, and begin implementation on January 1, 2010.”

The public meetings to discuss the draft plan and to receive comments will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 20, at in the Montpelier High School cafeteria, and at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the Rutland High School cafeteria.

Comments also can be provided 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 Street, 10 South

Waterbury, VT 05671-0501

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: July 17, 2009 12:04:12