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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. § 13)
  • § 13. Regulations for operating regulated shooting grounds

    13.1. A regulated shooting ground shall be at least 200 acres in area, on lands that the Commissioner deems suitable for the purpose. The land shall be enclosed as prescribed in 10 V.S.A. § 5218, and the notices prescribed therein shall contain the words: “Regulated Private Shooting Ground, Special Regulations in Effect.” The permittee may further include notice of such restrictions as they may desire as to trespassing. Such notices shall not be less than 18 inches long by one foot wide.

    13.2 Permits will be issued to operate a regulated shooting ground for the following species only: mallard ducks, pheasant, quail, chukar partridge, and Hungarian partridge.

    13.3 All birds released on regulated shooting grounds shall be at least 10 weeks old when released and raised on the premises, legally acquired from licensed breeders, or imported as provided in 10 V.S.A. § 4709.

    13.4 The permittee shall keep a current record of the birds taken, which shall include the name and address of the person taking such birds, their hunting license number, the kind and number of birds taken, and the date of taking. Each hunter will receive a signed and dated receipt from the permittee showing the number and species of birds in possession.

    13.5 The open season for taking game birds under these regulations shall be from January 1st to December 31st, both dates inclusive.

    13.6 Annually within 40 days of the end of such season, the permittee shall file with the Fish and Wildlife Department a notarized report of the number and species of birds released, name of the breeder from which they were acquired, date released and the records as provided in paragraph 4.

    13.7 Except as specially provided in this regulation, all laws and fish and wildlife regulations shall be in effect on regulated shooting grounds. (Added 1964, Fish and Game Commissioner’s Reg. No. 690, eff. May 30, 1964; 1984, Fish and Game Commissioner’s Reg. No. 690, eff. March 17, 1984; 1990, Fish and Wildlife Commissioner’s Reg. No. 690, eff. Jan. 5, 1991.)