§23b. Waterfowl Boundary Rule

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10APPENDIX/001/00023b
Published: 2015

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23b. Waterfowl Boundary Rule

1.0 Authority

1.1 This rule is

adopted pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 4081. In adopting this rule, the Fish and

Wildlife Board is following the policy established by the General Assembly that

the protection, propagation, control, management, and conservation of fish,

wildlife and fur-bearing animals in this state is in the interest of the public

welfare and that the safeguarding of this valuable resource for the people of

the state requires a constant and continual vigilance.

1.2 10 V.S.A. §

4082(a) states: "The board may adopt rules, under chapter 25 of Title 3,

to be known as the "Vermont fish and wildlife regulations" for the

regulation of fish and wild game and the taking thereof except as otherwise

specifically provided by law. The rules shall be designed to maintain the best

health, population and utilization levels of the regulated species /t. /t.


1.3 The Board's

authority to permit the taking of migratory game birds is a found at 10 V.S.A. §

4082(b) and at 50 CFR, Parts 20 and 21. x60

2.0 Purpose The

purpose of this rule is to establish zones for the taking of waterfowl during

the prescribed waterfowl season(s).

3.0 Zone


3.1 Lake

Champlain Zone:  The U.S. portion of Lake

Champlain and that area north and west of the line extending from the New York

border along U.S. 4 to VT 22A at Fair Haven; VT 22A to U.S. 7 at Vergennes;

U.S. 7 to VT 78 at Swanton; VT 78 to VT 36; VT 36 to Maquam Bay on Lake

Champlain; along and around the shoreline of Maquam Bay and Hog Island to VT 78

at the West Swanton Bridge; VT 78 to VT 2 in Alburg; VT 2 to the Richelieu

River in Alburg; along the east shore of the Richelieu River to the Canadian


3.2 Interior

Zone: That portion of Vermont east of the Lake Champlain Zone and west of a

line extending from the Massachusetts border at Interstate 91; north along

Interstate 91 to US 2; east along US 2 to VT 102; north along VT 102 to VT 253;

north along VT 253 to the Canadian border.

3.3 Connecticut

River Zone: The remaining portion of Vermont east of the Interior Zone. The

waterfowl season regulations for the Connecticut River Zone will be the same as

the New Hampshire Inland Zone and will be set annually by the New Hampshire

Fish and Game Department. :np

Figure 1.

Proposed change in Vermont Waterfowl Zone Boundary. New boundary outlined in

red  (Added 2011, Fish and Wildlife Board

Reg. eff. July 3, 2011.)