Past Legislative Sessions

2020 Legislative Session

H.581

Rep. McCullough

NatRes, FW

An act relating to the funding of the Department of Fish and Wildlife

H.582

Rep. McCullough

NatRes, FW

An act relating to the management of fish and wildlife

H.585

Rep. Harrison

NatRes, FW

An act relating to the intentional release of balloons

H.683

Rep. Dolan

NatRes, FW

An act relating to prohibiting incidental take of migratory birds

2019 Legislative Session

H.190  To establish the Vermont Working Group on Wildlife Governance

• Supporting documentation for H.190 from Vermont Wildlife Coalition

 

S.29  To restrict the sale of products and parts of the most at-risk species.

H.357  Bill to prohibit wanton waste 

• Learn about wanton waste here

H.411  An act relating to nuisance wildlife and trapping

• Why regulations are needed on "nuisance" wildlife trapping.

• "Support H.411", sponsored by Rep. Jim McCullough

H.410  An act relating to hunting and trapping

• Shorten the bear hound training season by two months, allowing sows to tend to their cubs

• Bear hounds may only be registered under one permit

• Require that someone who is trapping “nuisance” wildlife for compensation has a license specific to that activity and pay a fee

 

1/25/19 Latest legislative efforts: to read more,  click here 

*Unless otherwise specified

2018 Legislative Session

Federal bill H.R. 1438: The refuge from cruel trapping act

 H.262: An act relating to the licensing of nuisance wildlife control operators 

 

 H.60: An act relating to the hunting of coyotes 

     

Additional Reading/Listening for H. 60:

  • POW President's video testimony on Vermont’s Coyote hunting policy to the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife, 1/25/18

  • POW's Verbal testimony on Vermont’s Coyote hunting policy to the House Committee on       Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife, 1/25/18

  • Read POW's testimony on H.60 here and here.

  • The Facts about Coyotes or Coy Dogs

  • Indiscriminate Killing of Coyotes Doesn't Work (HSUS, Feb. 2017)

  • Support H.60 to Reform Coyote Hunting (HSUS

  • POW 1.30.2018 verbal testimony to the legislature on trapping bills, H.262 & H.590

  • VT Coyote Coexistence Coalition testimony in opposition to the current open season on coyotes and coyote killing contests

H.220: An act related to the sale of ivory or rhino horn 

 

H.336: An act relating to membership of the Fish & Wildlife Board

H.590: An act relating to the incidental trapping of fur-bearing animals or other wildlife

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