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Rule Details

Rule Number: 12-E04
Title: 2012 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Season
Type: Emergency
Status: Adopted
Agency: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board
Legal Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1916, 10 V.S.A. §§ 4081 - 4082 and 4084.
Summary: Based on guidance provided by the Department of the Interior, and input from public meetings held August 7 & 8, 2012, this rule establishes migratory game bird hunting seasons in Vermont. Seasons included are duck, coot, merganser, resident Canada goose, migratory Canada goose, snow goose, brant, youth waterfowl hunting days, webless migratory game birds (woodcock and snipe), and falconry. Zones established previously in 2011 by permanent rule are the Lake Champlain Zone, the Interior Vermont Zone, and the Connecticut River Zone.
Persons Affected: Adoption of these rules provides for migratory game bird hunting seasons, In order for the seasons and bag limits to conform with the federal regulations, and to avoid no seasons or shortened seasons, the rules are adopted as Emergency Rules. Pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 4082(b), the General Assembly has provided that "The board may annually adopt temporary rules relating to the management of migrating game birds, and shall follow the procedures for rulemaking contained in chapter 25 of Title 3 to the extent reasonably possible."
Economic Impact: Income to the State form waterfowl stamp sales is $25,000.00. Cost of printing stamps and syllabus is $5,000.00. The Vermont economy is positively impacted by 3000 waterfowl hunters and 1500 woodcock hunters spending approximately $600,000.00 annually.
Posting date: Sep 01,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
08-07-2012 7:00 PM   
Location: n/a
Address: n/a
City: Whitehall
State: NY
Zip: 12887
Hearing Notes:
Information for Hearing # 2
Hearing date:
08-08-2012 7:00 PM   
Location: n/a
Address: n/a
City: Burlington
State: VT
Zip: 05401
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: David C. Englander    
Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife    
Address: 103 South Main Street, Building 10 South    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-0301    
Telephone: 802-241-3817    
Fax: 802-879-5649    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: William J. Crenshaw    
Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife    
Address: 111 West Street    
City: Essex Junction    
State: VT    
Zip: 05452    
Telephone: 802-879-5699    
Fax: 802-879-5649    

Keyword Information


Migratory Game Birds
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