The Vermont Bearhound Association is the affiliate member for the state of Vermont for


Member of the following organizations:

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Parnership

North American Bear Foundation



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The Vermont Bearhound Association was instrumental in the Joint House Resolution H.C.R.233 recognizing the importance of hunting and hunting dogs to read as the following:

"House concurrent resolution celebrating the historic, cultural and ecomonic roles of hunting and hunting dogs in Vermont

Offered by: Representative Adams of Hartland

Offered by:  Senator Lyons

Whereas, hunting, including hunting with sporting dogs, hearkens back to the first settlers' arrival and continues today as part of our Green Mountain State traditional heritage and

Whereas, sport hunting provides a healthy form of outdoor recreational enjoyment for thousands of Vermonters, and

Whereas, many of Vermont's youngsters, through their first hunting experience, are introduced to the wonders of the outdoors and learn the need to respect nature and observe good conservation practices in order to protect important natural resources, and

Whereas, the economic impact of hunting permeates both the public sector, for which hunting fees are an essential component of the department of fish and wildlife's operating budget, and the private sector, where the revenues support sporting goods merchants and many other businesses, expecially in the state's more rural areas, and

Whereas, sporting dogs with their owner are used by the Vermont department of fish and wildlife to aid with wildlife animal nuisance complaints and wildlife animal recovery practices, and

Whereas, the department of fish and wildlife has been supportive of the role of hunting dogs in the sport of hunting, and

Whereas, sporting dogs are companions of many hunters, as well as family pets, and

Whereas, the owners of sporting dogs contribute to Vermont's ecomony by the purchase of products to support and maintain the animals, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assumbly celebrates the historic, cultural and economic roles of hunting and hunting dogs in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Bear Hound Association and the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc.

/s/ Gaye R. Symington, Speaker of the House

/s/ Brian E. Dubie, President of the Senate"

Each year the Vermont Bearhound Association sends the kids to the Green Mountain Conservation Camps at Buck Lake in Woodbury or Kehoe Camp in Castleton.  Each year we have sent at least 6 kids that have applied.  We feel the curriculum on outdoor safety skills and natural resource conservation adds to a well rounded youth.  The program includes things such as hunter education, furbearer management, fly-fishing and spincasting, fly-tying, archery, hiking and camping, Vermont's fish & wildlife, wetland ecology, building bluebird boxes and many other activities.  The ages to attend is from 12 thru 14 years of age.  Please contact the Vermont Bearhound Association at  or the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at 802-241-3768 or e-mail for more information .

In 2007 the Vermont Bearhound Association established a program for teachers to attend the Green Mountain Conservation Camp in June.  This was started because we felt that by starting with the teachers, they could bring their knowledge to the classroom for our youngsters.  We feel the positive interaction with the Conservation Camp curriculum and available supplies they may bring back to the classroom would be a great benefit to our youth.  We have had very good success since we started the program with the funding of 4 teachers.  It was met with such positive results, we now have expanded the program for two more slots bringing the total funding for 6 teachers.   For more information please contact Mark Scott at 802-241-3712 or e-mail:

This past year we sent 43 kids to the camps and 2 teachers teachers in the wild week.

We would not be able to do this without your support.         Thank you.

If you are interested, please contact us for information.