State to share info on wildlife violators
MONTPELIER — A hunter whose license is suspended in Vermont can no longer hunt in 38 other states.
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday that it's joining those other states in sharing information about hunting and fishing license suspensions to deter people from violating hunting, fishing and trapping laws elsewhere.
Under the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, any person whose license privileges are suspended in one compact member state will have his or her licenses suspended in all other states that belong to the compact.
Vermont chief game warden, Col. David LeCours, said Monday that the compact is an added deterrent for Vermonters who might be tempted to violate fish and wildlife laws at home and then expect to hunt, fish or trap in other states.
“Also, we didn't want Vermont to be one of the last states where bad actors from other states can come to violate our fish and wildlife laws,” LeCours said.
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