The Vermont Statutes Online
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Regulations
35. Taking of moose doing damage to fencing, tubing, or Christmas trees
(A) Only with
prior approval from a Game Warden, a landowner may take a moose which has
repeatedly or may continue to substantially damage:
fittings, and mainline used in maple sap collection.
(2) fencing that
is currently containing hoofed livestock.
(B) A landowner
may designate one individual who holds a resident Vermont hunting license as an
agent to take a moose doing damage, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section,
on the landower's behalf. A landowner may not offer or accept any form of
payment to or from a person designated as an agent under this subsection except
as allowed in subsection (e) of this section.
landowner shall immediately report the wounding or killing of a moose under
this section to a Game Warden. Within 12 hours of said wounding or killing of a
moose under this section, the landowner or person who performed the act shall
submit a written, signed report relating the date, time, place and reason for
the wounding or killing to a Game Warden.
(D) A person who
kills the moose shall immediately properly dress the carcass and care for the
(E) The Game
Warden shall immediately investigate the case and if satisfied that the moose
was taken as provided in this section, the Warden shall give the landowner a
certificate of his or her finding in the matter. The certificate shall entitle
the landowner to the ownership of the carcass. The landowner may not sell or give
away the carcass except to offer all or a portion of it to the agent designated
under subsection (b) of this section as compensation for killing the moose. Any
carcass not desired for home consumption in the household of the certificate
holder or designated agent shall be turned over to a Game Warden. (1996, Fish
and Wildlife Commissioner's Reg. No. 1013, eff. July 6, 1996.)