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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 103 : Department of Fish and Wildlife

Subchapter 003 : Powers and Duties

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4138)
  • § 4138. Control of fish, game; powers of Commissioner

    (a) The Commissioner may take, permit, or cause to be taken at any time from any waters, and in any manner, fish that hinder or prevent the propagation of game or food fish and may take, permit, or cause to be taken at any time wild animals that are doing damage. Such removal or taking and the possession and disposition of such fish or wild animals shall be under such regulations as the Commissioner may prescribe.

    (b) The Commissioner may take necessary measures to control, in public waters, aquatic vegetation, insects, or aquatic life, for the purpose of improving such waters as a habitat.

    (c) Any measures that involve temporary pollution of waters shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of chapter 50, section 1455 of this title.

    (d) The Commissioner shall cooperate with the Transportation Board in any proceeding brought under 19 V.S.A. § 37 to protect a highway, railroad, or public airport from impoundments of water created by beaver. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1981, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1991, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 17, 1992; 1991, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 11.)