Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for the new year will be available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) on December 16.
New this year, online license purchasers will automatically be entered to win an Old Town canoe and other prizes. The winner of the canoe and a trolling motor will be drawn on May 15, while the winner of a hunting rifle and hunting jacket will be drawn at the Yankee Sportsmen’s Classic in January, 2015. More information about the contest is available on the department website.
“Many people like to purchase new licenses for themselves, friends or relatives before January 1,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry. “Whether you want to give a license as a gift or purchase it for yourself, we want to make it as easy as possible with our online licensing system.”
While on the website, license buyers are urged to sign up to join our mailing list to receive Vermont Fish & Wildlife news. They can also purchase a 2014 Fish and Wildlife calendar online or donate to the Nongame Wildlife Fund.
“Vermonters are exceptional wildlife enthusiasts,” said Berry, “and their 2014 license purchases support wildlife conservation in Vermont year round.”
Vermonters lead in the New England states in hunting and fishing with 26 percent of residents participating in one or both.
Printed copies of the 2014 Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws and Guide are also available from license agents. The department’s website will soon have a link to an online version.
Media Contacts: Kim Royar, 802-828-1000; Cheri Waters, 802-828-1190