High-risk bear conflicts, including home and vehicle entries, are on the rise, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Ike Bendavid spoke with department biologists about what may be behind the increase.
To ensure the conservation of wildlife in the state, a key job of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is to work with private landowners and other stakeholders on habitat management. One of those projects includes a new nature trail in Chittenden County.
Fishing is a popular pastime in our area and there are many different techniques and species for anglers. And to help spread the word, Vermont wildlife officials have recognized the state’s first woman master angler for fly fishing.
The first official cases of bird flu in Vermont started showing up last month after two bald eagles were found dead in Grand Isle and Chittenden Counties. Since then, there has been an outbreak in a backyard chicken flock in Caledonia County. Our Ike Bendavid spoke with Vermont officials about the disease in both wild and domesticated birds.
Calling all turkey hunters -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife wants to hear from you about the 2021 season. The state has partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation to get feedback from hunters in order to manage and learn about the turkey population.
When an animal is found injured or orphaned, the state relies on wildlife rehabilitators to bring them back to good health and return them to the wild. Ike Bendavid found out what it takes to be a wildlife rehabber.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife biologists sample walleye in Lake Champlain tributaries every spring to monitor the health of the species. Our Ike Bendavid recently joined a crew on the Winooski River to learn more about the life cycle of the walleye.
Like Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog in the Northeast Kingdom straddles both sides of the international boundary. In the past, Vermont and Quebec have managed the lake differently for anglers, but now work is underway to create a joint management plan.
White nose syndrome has killed countless bats in the northeastern United States. But now it appears at least one species of bat has found its way around the deadly fungus. Our Ike Bendavid has more on the little brown bats' victory in this Wildlife Watch.
While there has been an uptick in the number of people hunting during the pandemic, Vermont wildlife officials say the overall trend of people hunting in Vermont has been in decline. A new mentoring program aims to attract new recruits to a time-honored Vermont tradition.
Moose hunting was back in Vermont this year after not having a season in 2019. Our Ike Bendavid went to Essex County, where the state’s only hunt took place earlier this month, to learn about what wildlife managers are doing to protect the shrinking population.
The work to rehabilitate Vermont’s peregrine falcon population has been largely successful over the last few years, but Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials says the raptors are still having some issues when it comes to nesting.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department officials say they've received a record number of calls about black bear sightings in the month of June and they're concerned those interactions will increase now that the state's new composting law is in effect.