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ALERT! Gun Control Public Hearing On February 18th

ALERT! PUBLIC HEARING ON GUN CONTROL FEBRUARY 18TH The House committee on Judiciary will be taking public testimony on bill H.610 Tuesday February the 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Statehouse in Montpelier. H.610 is an egregious gun confiscation bill currently being pushed through committee despite heavy objections from gun rights groups, law Read More…

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VT Free Snowmobiling Weekend

2020 Vermont Free Snowmobiling Weekend February 7th – 9th No TMA required! All you need is a valid registration in any state or province& liability insurance on your sled. Safety Course is also required if born after July 1, 1983 We would be delighted to add your club event, dealership event or any other fun time Read More…

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A Message From the Vt Federation of Sportsmen

Please call House Speaker Mitzi Johnson at 802-828-2245 and leave the message. “No to H.610, a bill that needlessly violates Vermont gun owners rights. We are frustrated that our concerns regarding the legal defects in the bill are being ignored and that the bill is still being pushed through the House Judiciary Committee“ Yesterday afternoon Read More…

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NRA-ILA: Vermont Gun Control Bills Proposed

Lawmakers in Montpelier didn’t wait long before trying to pass extreme gun control legislation.  One would think that the state doesn’t have any real problems, and legislators can focus on the pet projects of their choosing.  No opioid epidemic or budget issues which need to be addressed.  Just political grandstanding.  Given these real world problems, it seems completely out-of-touch to Read More…

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VTFSC Notice of Action and Public Records Request to the Vermont House Judiciary Committee

Today, shortly after noon, the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs served the House Judiciary Committee with a Notice of Action and a separate Public Records Request/FOIA, so that it is possible to better understand the manner in which the leadership of House Judiciary has conducted its business. We did not take this action lightly, we Read More…

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Gun Owners of Vermont Shares

Gun Owners of Vermont is encouraging residents to bring forth Article 16 / Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions in their towns in the hopes of sending a message to our legislators in Montpelier who seem otherwise unwilling to listen. These resolutions, while purely symbolic, are a powerful statement on behalf of the tens of thousands of Read More…

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Next House Judiciary Gun Hearing: Date, Time & Details

According to a source at the statehouse, the House Judiciary Committee held its first, of at least two, scheduled witness hearings on Thursday morning, January 9th, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. The next hearing for scheduled witnesses is on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 to run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. These two hearing are Read More…

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House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.610 review

The committee convened around 9 and began with the initial reading and breakdown of the bill. The first part of the bill “eliminates the default proceed” procedure on a firearm sale if the FBI can’t complete your “instant” background check within the 3-day period. Given the FBI has let some 1.1 million background checks go Read More…

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UPDATE! Public Gun Hearing Next Wednesday

The Hearing on H.610 was held this morning [January 9, 2020] and only the first four witnesses listed below had time to testify.  Pro-gun rights witnesses are now supposed to be scheduled to testify next Wednesday. [January 15, 2020. Time to be determined] Below is the Agenda that was published for today’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2020/18 Thursday, Read More…

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Vt Senate Taking Up Veto Overrides: Waiting Period, Medical Monitoring

[Senate] ACTION CALENDAR 1/9/20 UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 ,2020 GOVERNOR VETO S.37. An act relating to medical monitoring. Pending question (to be voted by call of the roll): Shall the bill pass, not withstanding the Governor’s refusal to approve the bill? (Two-thirds of the members present required to override the Governor’s veto.) (For Read More…

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CMP New England Games

CMP New England Games – 9/16-9/22 Okay folks, we are rapidly approaching the 2019 CMP New England Games, which runs from 9/16 – 9/22; this event will be held at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS), also known as Ethan Allen Firing Range (EAFR) which is located in Jeicho/Bolton. If you own a Garand, 1903 Read More…

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Futile Gun Control Schemes Back Again

By John McClaughry In the wake of horrendous mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, leading political figures are once again demanding sweeping measures of gun control. Former VP Joe Biden, the front runner in the Democratic Presidential pack of twenty, said on CNN that he favored a ban on “military style rifles” He acknowledged Read More…

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Vermont’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is being updated!

What is the SCORP? The SCORP is a plan which assesses the provision and need for outdoor recreation in a state. States are required to update their SCORP every five years to remain eligible to receive federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well the federal Recreational Trails Program funds. The plan guides outdoor recreation policies, Read More…

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In Support of VT Fish and Wildlife Department

I would like to thank Commissioner Porter for his recent letter to VTDigger and I appreciate the dedicated work of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as well as the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board. Together, they do an excellent job of managing Vermont’s wildlife resources, in relation to the carrying capacity of the land, Read More…

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FERAL SWINE CAPTURED TESTS POSITIVE FOR PSEUDORABIES

May 9, 2019 | Montpelier VT – On March 25th of this year, after many months of sightings, a single feral pig was shot and killed by USDA Wildlife Services in Lyndonville, VT.  Subsequently the boar tested positive for pseudorabies virus infection, or PRV.  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) was notified of Read More…