Past Legislative Sessions

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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