VERMONT BEARHOUND ASSOCIATION

 

 
HOMEREWARDYouth Harvesting BearLEGISLATIVE H.91LEGISLATIVE H.89LEGISLATIVE H.83LEGISLATIVE H.10MISSION STATEMENTBOARD OF DIRECTORSIMPORTANT ITEMSEVENTSANNUAL BEAR HOUND ASSOCIATION MEETING 2017GOVERNOR SHUMLIN'S 1ST YOUTH SPORTING CONFERENCE2nd Governor's Youth Conference 2012YHEC BEING HELD 2017

VBA OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

E-MAIL:

bspear@myfairpoint.net

Butch Spear, President and Secretary - Newbury 802-866-5990 (director term expires 4-17) (President )

Denny Farnham, V President - Washington - 802-883-2324 (director term expires 4-19)(Vice President)

Diane Spears  - Newbury 802-866-5990 (Treasurer)

 Amber Chambers -- Lowell 802-673-3775 (Secretary)

BOARD MEMBERS:

Ryan Duffy - Danville - 802-684-1227  

Jay Messer 802-249-7203 text only  

Jeremiah Patch - Eden - 802-635-2655

Stuart Kinney - Braintree - 802-728-5152

John Proud - Westmore - 802-793-3950 

Amber Chambers - Lowell - 802-673-3775

Roger Blake - S Royalton - 802-763-8110

Chad Guyette- 802-730-5136

Benny Curtis - Brownington - 802-754-2458

 Lincoln Chambers-Lowell- 802-760-8924

Ron Caron - Tunbridge - 802-889-9595

Jeff Disorda - Benson- 802-537-2934 (term expires 4-18)

Carl Harvey - Lyndonville - 802-626-3263 (Alternate)(term expires 2018)

 Gary Carron --802-282-6795

 

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The Vermont Bearhound Association was instrumental in 2008 getting a limited edition Hunter Heritage Collector's Series for raising funds for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department conservation and restoration programs.

If interested please contact the

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

 103 South Main St. 10 South

 Waterbury, VT 05601-0501

 

 

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VERMONT BEARHOUND ASSOCIATION

DONATED TO THE

VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

A LIVE BEAR TRAP!

WE DONATED THIS SO THE NUISANCE BEAR MIGHT BE TRANSPORTED FROM ONE SITE TO ANOTHER.   THE LIVE BEAR TRAP WAS BUILT WITH TWO COMPARTMENTS.  ONE FOR THE MOTHER AND IF THERE WERE CUBS WITH HER, THE SECOND SECTION COULD HOUSE THE CUBS.  

WE HAVE HOPES THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S BIOLOGISTS COULD ALSO UTILIZE THIS LIVE BEAR TRAP FOR GETTING STATISTICS IN A SAFE MANNER, FOR THE BIOLOGISTS AND THE BEAR.  

THE TRAP WAS BUILT BY GARY RIGGS OF ENOSBURG FALLS, VERMONT.

THE VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT ACCPETED THIS DONATION AT THE VBA'S ANNUAL MEETING IN APRIL 2009. 

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NUISANCE BEAR AND BEEHIVES?

ONE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR BEEHIVES IS PLACING ELECTRIC FENCING AROUND THE HIVES.

THE BEAR NOSE AND PAWS ARE VERY SENSITIVE AND THIS IS ONE WAY, ONCE THEY GET STUNG BY THE ELECTRIC FENCE, THEY MAY NOT COME BACK!

SOMETIMES HANGING BACON FROM THE STRANDS SO THE BEAR WILL BE ATTRACTED TO THE FENCING, WILL ALSO DETER THEM FROM GOING AFTER THE HIVES.

THE VERMONT BEARHOUND ASSOCIATON IS PROACTIVE IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON NUISANCE BEAR!

WE ARE A TOOL FOR THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE FOR NUISANCE BEAR.  WE KEEP THE BEAR WILD WITH OUR HOUNDS!

BY CHASING OFF THE BEAR WITH OUR HOUNDS, THE BEAR WILL NOT COME INTO YOUR BACK YARD AND HARM YOUR PETS!

CLEAN YOUR BBQ GRILLS BEFORE PUTTING THEM AWAY!

DO NOT PUT YOUR TRASH OUTSIDE THE NIGHT BEFORE PICKUP.

BRING YOUR BIRD FEEDERS IN FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS! 

IF YOU HAVE CORN CROP DAMAGE, WE CAN USE OUR HOUNDS TO CHASE THE BEAR OFF BEFORE THEY DESTROY ALL OF THE CROP.

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE WARDENS.

IF POSSIBLE, WE WOULD RATHER SEE THE BEAR RUN OFF THAN SEE IT DESTROYED.

THE VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT HAS STATISTICS STATING THE HARVESTING OF ALL BEAR TAKEN;

USING HOUNDS IS THE LEAST OF ALL BEAR HARVESTED!