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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 105 : Licenses

Subchapter 001 : Generally

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4277)
  • § 4277. Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Program

    (a) Definitions. As used in this section:

    (1) “Migratory waterfowl” means all waterfowl species in the family anatidae, including wild ducks, geese, brant, and swans.

    (2) “Stamp” means the State migratory waterfowl hunting stamp furnished by the Department of Fish and Wildlife as provided for in this section and the federal migratory waterfowl stamp furnished by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

    (b) Waterfowl stamp required. No person 16 years of age or older shall attempt to take or take any migratory waterfowl in this State without first obtaining a State and federal migratory waterfowl stamp for the current year in addition to a regular hunting license as provided by section 4251 of this title. A stamp shall not be transferable. The State stamp year shall run from January 1 to December 31.

    (c) Waterfowl stamp design, production, and distribution. The Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife shall be responsible for the design, production, procurement, distribution, and sale of the State stamp and all marketable stamp by-products such as posters, artwork, calendars, and other items.

    (d) Fee. State stamps shall be sold at the direction of the Commissioner for a fee of $7.50. The issuing agent may retain a fee of $1.00 for each stamp and shall remit $6.50 of each fee to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Commissioner shall establish a uniform sale price for all categories of by-products.

    (e) Disposition of waterfowl receipts. All State waterfowl stamp receipts and all receipts from the sale of State stamp by-products shall be deposited in the Fish and Wildlife Fund. All State stamp and by-products receipts shall be expended through the appropriation process for waterfowl acquisition and improvement projects.

    (f) Advisory Committee. There is hereby created the Migratory Waterfowl Advisory Committee which shall consist of five persons and up to three alternates appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife. The Commissioner shall designate the Chair. The Committee shall be consulted with and may make recommendations to the Commissioner in regard to all projects and activities supported with the funds derived from the implementation of this section. The Commissioner shall make an annual financial and progress report to the Committee with regard to all activities authorized by this section. (Added 1985, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), eff. May 14, 1986; amended 2007, No. 76, § 28, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; 2009, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § F32; 2015, No. 61, § 7, eff. June 17, 2015; 2017, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)