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July 20, 2015

Waterfowl Meetings Scheduled for Early August in Whitehall, NY and Essex, VT

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

The August 4 meeting will be held at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad building in Whitehall, New York. The August 5 meeting will be held at Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex, Vermont. Both meetings will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

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 & Wildlife Board.

**Please note that the Vermont meeting is in Essex**

GPS Address: 5 Tower Road, Essex, VT 05452; 44.512346 073.059717

Additional parking can be found at a park and ride located at 3 Jericho Road (Route 15).

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request at the Vermont meeting. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Requests should be made as early as possible, for example an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: or call the office staff at 802-878-1564 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

Media Contacts: Vermont: David Sausville, (802) 878-1564; New York: David Winchell, (518) 897-1248

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: July 20, 2015 17:18:45