Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Public Hearing on Deer and Moose Management

March 1, 2024 By: Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding public hearings on deer and management for 2024.

The three in-person hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • March 18 Hazen Union High School, 126 Hazen Union Dr, Hardwick, VT
  • March 20 Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd, Brattleboro, VT
  • March 21 Enosburg Falls High School, 65 Dickinson Ave, Enosburg Falls, VT

The hearings will include a review of Vermont’s 2023 deer and moose hunting seasons. There will be an opportunity for the public to provide their observations and opinions about the current status of the deer herd as well as any feedback on the number of moose permits recommended for 2024.

Pre-recorded videos of the deer and moose presentations will be given at the public hearings and will be available by going to the ‚ÄúPublic Hearings Schedule‚ÄĚ on the Vermont and Fish and Wildlife‚Äôs home page.

In addition to the public hearings, anyone can leave a comment on the proposals by emailing ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov. Comments on deer must be received by May 12 and moose by March 31.

The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages Vermont sportsmen to attend one of these public hearings. It is important that your voice is herd as part of the state’s deer management process.

About Amber Kornak:

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.