The Vermont Statutes Online
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§ 5201. Notices; posting
(a)(1) An owner, or a person having the exclusive right to take game upon land or the waters thereon, who desires to protect his or her land or private pond or propagation farm over which he or she has exclusive control may maintain notices stating that:
(A) the shooting, trapping, or taking of game or wild animals is prohibited or is by permission only;
(B) fishing or the taking of fish is prohibited or is by permission only;
(C) fishing, hunting, trapping, or taking of game is prohibited or is by permission only.
(2) “Permission only signs” authorized under this section shall contain the owner’s name and a method by which to contact the property owner or a person authorized to provide permission to hunt, fish, or trap on the property.
(b) Notices prohibiting the taking of game shall be erected upon or near the boundaries of lands to be affected with notices at each corner and not over 400 feet apart along the boundaries thereof. Legible signs must be maintained at all times and shall be dated each year. These signs shall be of a standard size and design as the Commissioner shall specify.
(c) The owner or person posting the lands shall record this posting annually in the town clerk’s office of the town in which the land is located. The recording form shall be furnished by the Commissioner and shall be filled out in triplicate, one copy to be retained by the town clerk, one copy to the Commissioner, and one copy to be retained by the person having the right to post the lands. The forms shall contain the information as to the approximate number of acres posted, location in town, date of posting, and signature of person so posting the lands. The town clerk shall file the record, and it shall be open to public inspection. The town clerk shall retain a fee of $5.00 for this recording.
(d) Land posted as provided in subsection (b) of this section shall be enclosed land for the purposes herein. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1967, No. 302 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 20, 1968; 1979, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2013, No. 78, § 20; 2015, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)