Safari Club International encourages all sportsmen and women in Vermont to attend the meetings for and comment on the Camel’s Hump Management Unit (CHMU). The area is home to an abundance of wildlife. Big game hunters commonly find white-tailed deer, black bear and moose. In addition, wild turkey, ruffed grouse and woodcock may also be hunted in season. Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) recently completed a draft long-range management plan for the CHMU, including Camel’s Hump State Park, Camel’s Hump State Forest, Robbins Mountain Wildlife Management Area and Huntington Gap Wildlife Management Area.
These plans determine the ANR’s course of action to protect natural resources, provide recreational opportunities to the public, produce sustainably-harvested forest products and conserve high-quality wildlife habitat on public land. ANR staff will present the draft plan for public input at a series of open-house meetings. The schedule is:
- Nov. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. – Smilie Memorial Elementary School in Bolton
- Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. – Brewster-Pierce Memorial School in Huntington
- Nov. 29, 6 – 8 p.m. – Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury
Written comments will be accepted at the meetings and until close of business on Dec. 29, 2017. Comments can be submitted electronically to ANR.CamelsHump@Vermont.gov, or mailed to VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452-4695.
The CHMU comprises a portion of one of the largest habitat blocks in the state of Vermont and is a cherished piece of public land. Each year, it hosts thousands of visitors who enjoy hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, biking, hunting and fishing.
The CHMU draft plan is available for review by clicking here.