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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.

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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 113 : Game

Subchapter 005 : Fur-Bearing Animals

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4861)
  • § 4861. Fur-bearing animals; taking; possession

    (a) Fur-bearing animals shall not be taken except in accordance with the provisions of this part and of rules of the Board. The fur or skins of fur- bearing animals may be possessed at any time unless otherwise provided by this part, rules of the Board, or orders of the Commissioner.

    (b) On or before January 1, 2024, the Fish and Wildlife Board shall revise the rules regulating the trapping of fur-bearing animals in the State. The revised rules shall be at least as stringent as best management practices for trapping recommended by the Department of Fish and Wildlife to the General Assembly.

    (c) On or before January 1, 2024 and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife shall submit in writing to the House Committee on Environment and Energy and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy information regarding the species and number of nontarget animals killed or injured by trapping in the preceding calendar year. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1991, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 26; 2021, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. June 1, 2022.)