Vermont Fish and Wildlife to Hold Virtual Deer Hearings

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTF&W) will be holding two more virtual public hearings to solicit input on deer management in the state. These online hearings will be held via ZOOM Webinar starting at 6:30 p.m on May 11 and 13. Info on joining the meeting can be viewed here or below.

VTF&W urges participants to review information that will be discussed by viewing the hearings schedule page prior to the hearings.  This includes last year’s deer season results and the recommendation for this year’s antlerless hunting during archery, youth, novice, and muzzleloader seasons.

After a mild winter, VTF&W anticipates a healthy deer heard entering the 2021 season. Deer populations in 7 WMUs are above their respective population objectives, and the recommended antlerless harvest is intended to reduce deer populations in these WMUs. Populations in all other WMUs are close to their population objectives, and the recommended antlerless harvest is intended to stabilize populations and provide additional harvest opportunities in those WMUs. The 2021 antlerless recommendation is expected to result in the harvest of approximately 10,660 antlerless deer during the archery, youth, novice, and muzzleloader seasons.

Public comments and questions will be taken at the virtual hearings but also can be provided by emailing ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov or by calling and leaving a message on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife public comment voicemail at 802-265-0043.  Comments will be taken until May 14.

May 11 Virtual Deer Hearing

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82416709759?pwd=Zkh3K3dUdEFYem9kaGp1MVRhTnQzQT09

Webinar ID: 824 1670 9759

Passcode: 392775

Phone: (929) 436 2866

May 13 Virtual Deer Hearing

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84257620866?pwd=NzRVZlpmcjljSHF6YXJPL29taHptdz09

Webinar ID: 842 5762 0866

Passcode: 472529

Phone:(929) 436 2866


About Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University, a J.D. from Penn State Law and is finishing a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.