Scott signs bill limiting coyote hunting with dogs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Governor Phil Scott Wednesday signed two hunting-related bills into law.
S.281 says a hunter can’t go after a coyote with a dog unless they have a permit from the Fish & Wildlife commissioner. There will only be 100 permits annually. Hunters also need a courtesy permission card to let their dogs loose on private land.
The second law, S.201, tasks the commissioner of Vermont Fish & Wildlife to come up with best practices when it comes to trapping. That includes the type used and where they’re placed.
Both of these bills started as outright bans and were watered down.
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