The Fish & Wildlife Department will host the first three of five annual deer management public hearings beginning on March 25. The hearings will cover last yearís harvest results and the prospects for the 2013 season. Two more hearings will be held in the northeast and southwest regions of the state in May.
These hearings will also be an opportunity for the department to seek additional hunter input for Vermontís comprehensive deer management review plan. The department has already hosted one set of meetings on the review plan in January, and plans to host two more sets of meetings in May and July. In addition to these public meetings, the department will also review public input surveys and develop three regional working groups to discuss deer management and hunting regulations in Vermont.
Hunters are invited to attend one of the following public hearings, held from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
March 25 Springfield - Riverside Junior High School Cafeteria, 13 Fairground Road, Springfield
March 27 Montpelier - Montpelier High School Cafeteria, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier
March 28 St Albans - St. Albans Town Educational Center Cafeteria, 169 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT (This is a NUT FREE zone)
Anyone interested in learning more about Vermontís comprehensive deer management review process and the regional working groups should visit the departmentís website www.vtfishandwildlife.com.