Vermont Fish & Wildlife Hosting Public Hearings on Deer Management

March 6, 2023 By: Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board are holding a series of upcoming public hearings on deer management for 2023.

The hearings will include a review of Vermont’s 2022 deer hunting seasons and prospects for upcoming fall seasons. There will also be an opportunity for the public to provide their observations and opinions about the current status of the deer herd.

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

  • March 20– Lake Region High School, 317 Lake Region Rd, Orleans, VT 05860
  • March 21 – Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave, Manchester, VT 05254
  • March 23– Wodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT 05901

Pre-recorded videos of the deer presentations will be given at the public hearings and will be available by going to the “Public Hearings Schedule” on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s home page.

In addition to the public hearings, anyone can leave a comment on the proposals by emailing Comments on deer must be received by May 12, 2023.

The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages our Vermont members and supporters to attend one of these public hearings. Conserving deer and protecting hunting requires participation and advocacy in the rooms where wildlife policy and legislation are formed, and these hearings provide the perfect opportunity to do just that.

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.