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Title 10 Appendix : Vermont Fish and Wildlife Regulations

Chapter 001 : Game

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 10 App. V.S.A. § 2)
  • § 2. Report, big game

    (a) Unless otherwise specified in the 10 App. V.S.A. section relating to the specific big game species, a person taking big game, as defined by 10 V.S.A. § 4001(31), pursuant to the seasons provided by law or regulation of the Fish and Wildlife Board, shall within 48 hours report the taking and exhibit the carcass in the manner required by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may authorize a person taking big game to report in the following manners including but not limited to; electronic reporting via email or website or mobile application, telephone, or in-person reporting. The Commissioner may waive the exhibition of the carcass unless requested by a warden. The Commissioner shall publish the reporting and exhibition requirements.

    (b) Notwithstanding the reporting requirements of 10 App. V.S.A. § 7 subsection 8.3 of the Bear Management Rule and 10 App. V.S.A. § 33 subsection 14.3 of the Moose Management Rule, in the event of an emergency, the Commissioner may authorize any person who takes big game to report and exhibit the carcass in the manner required by the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall publish the reporting and exhibition requirements during the emergency period. For the purposes of this section, “emergency” shall mean “a serious, unexpected, and dangerous situation that poses a threat to public health or safety, or to wildlife or natural resources, and requires immediate action.”

    (c) No big game carcass shall be transported out of the State without first being reported as required herein.

    (d) The Commissioner shall pay to the authorized agent a fee of $1.00 for each report taken on species where reports are required by law. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 2, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1963, No. 144; 1971, No. 84, § 5; 1976, Fish and Game Board Reg. No. —, eff. Jan. 1, 1977; 1977, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. April 12, 1978; 1982, Fish and Game Board Reg. No. 935, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1982; 1985, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. April 16, 1986; 1993, Fish and Wildlife Board Reg. No. 996, eff. April 22, 1993; 2019 (Adj. Sess.) Fish and Wildlife Reg, eff. Oct. 23, 2020.)