Shutdown Closes Federal Lands To Hunters

Oct 3, 2013

The federal government shutdown means that federal lands in Vermont will be closed to hunters, anglers and other users during the foliage season.

In the Northeast Kingdom Nulhegan Basin Division and Putney Mountain Unit of the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge have closed to public.

The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is Swanton also is closed.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry says the shutdown its Vermont during one of the state's busiest seasons for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. He says this is a time when rural communities across Vermont really count on the local revenues generated by hunting and fishing activities.