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July 21, 2009

Waterfowl Meetings -- Aug. 4, Whitehall, NY -- Aug. 5, Burlington, VT

WATERBURY, VT – Public meetings on the status of waterfowl populations and waterfowl hunting seasons for Lake Champlain in New York and Vermont will be held Tuesday, August 4, in Whitehall, New York, and Wednesday, August 5, in Burlington, Vermont. The annual meetings are being held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

The August 4th meeting will be held at the Skenesburgh Rescue Squad building in Whitehall, New York. The August 5th meeting will be held at the University of Vermont’s Billings Lecture Hall. Both meetings will run from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Those attending the Burlington, Vermont meeting should park off Colchester Avenue.

Vermont and New York waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of these meetings and share their recommendations and opinions with other waterfowl hunters and Vermont and New York wildlife personnel.

The current Lake Champlain Waterfowl Zone, established in 1988, includes all of Lake Champlain and an additional narrow strip of shoreline in both Vermont and New York. Under Federal regulations, waterfowl seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours in the Lake Champlain Zone must be uniform throughout the entire zone. Therefore, waterfowl seasons in New York’s portion of the Lake Champlain Zone must be identical to the waterfowl season in Vermont’s portion of the Zone.

Comments received at the August meetings, as well as input and recommendations from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, will be reviewed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: July 21, 2009 09:06:06