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The purpose of Vermont's fish and wildlife laws is to help protect, manage, control and conserve fish, wildlife and furbearing animals of the state in the interest of public welfare. It is the responsibility of each individual who hunts, fishes or traps to know the fish and wildlife laws.

The Governor appoints fourteen members of the public, one from each county, to the Fish and Wildlife Board. Each member serves for six years. The Board serves as the rulemaking authority for Vermont's fish and wildlife regulations.

The Fish and Wildlife Board normally meets each month to review rules currently being proposed to the board.
Proposed Fish & Wildlife Board Rules Newly Adopted FW Board Rules
(since July of previous year)
Proposed Fish & Wildlife Commissioner's Rules Newly Adopted FW Commissioner's Rules
(since July of previous year)
  • Fishing
  • Hunting and trapping
Test Water Designations

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary has the authority to adopt by rule a state-endangered species list and a state-threatened species list, and may adopt rules for the protection and conservation of endangered and threatened species.
Proposed ANR Secretary Rules Newly Adopted ANR Secretary Rules
(since July of previous year)
 
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