February 17, 2013
Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in Vermont - 0
by Tony Hansen
Vermont's nearly 500,000 acres of publicly-owned land represent about 10 percent of the entire state.
• 2,274 acres
• Deer, turkey, grouse, bear and small-game hunting
• Native brook trout fishing in streams
• 1,566 acres
• Good waterfowl hunting, deer and turkey hunting
• Bass, pike and pickerel fishing in Otter Creek
• 20,000 acres
• Fishing and hunting in designated areas
• Primitive camping allowed throughout area
• 416,000 acres
• Excellent trout fishing on streams -- some Atlantic salmon available
• Deer, bear and moose hunting
• Extensive trail system for access
• Good deer, moose and grouse hunting
• Fishing for trout on area streams
Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.
Photo: Green Mountain National Forest
Photo credit: flickr
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Hunters and anglers across the nation consistently list one challenge as their primary obstacle to spending more time in the field: Access.
Outdoor Life's Open Country program aims to tackle that issue head on and with boots on the ground. The program highlights volunteer-driven efforts to improve access along with habitat improvements to make existing public lands even better places to hunt and fish. The program's goal is to substantially increase sportsman's access across the country by promoting events that make a difference.
Here on Open Country's blog page, contributors take a close look at access issues across the country. Some are public-policy discussions, where we investigate the nuances of public access. In other blogs, we shine a light on attempts to turn public recreation opportunities into private hunting and fishing domains. In still other blogs, we interview decision makers about access issues. Together, we fight for the ability of America's hunters and anglers to have a place to swing a gun or wet a line.
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