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Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who volunteer during the hunting seasons to help hunters locate deer or bear that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered.

The leashed tracking dog owners, who provide their services free of charge, must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish and Wildlife to be certified and licensed to provide their services.

This list, which may be updated during hunting seasons, is available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).

2021 Vermont Leashed Dog Trackers

Name                          Town                   Phone Numbers

Tim Nichols                  Granville, NY           518-642-3012           802-353-6020
Travis Nichols               Granville, NY           518-642-3012           518-932-6505
Jeff Adams                   Highgate, VT           802-324-6316
Nicholas Merritt            East Fairfield, VT     802-238-3884           802-922-2515
Mandi Harbec                Orleans, VT              802-323-3536
Kristie Adams*              Pittsford, VT              802-483-6257           802-558-1143
Roger Chauvin              Swanton, VT            802-782-1608           802-868-4953
Bill Gaiotti                    Mt. Tabor, VT           802-345-8500
Brett Kelley*                Poultney, VT            802-287-5800           802-287-0814
John Lingner                 Pownal, VT               802-379-7774           802-823-9388
Mark Harbec                 Orleans, VT              802-323-3536
Nick Smith                    Groton, VT               802-584-3121
Matt Bourgeois              Whiting, VT               802-989-2213
Don Morgan                  Charlotte, VT           802-557-5938           802-425-7097
Scott Newell                  Groveton, NH          603-631-0477
Riley Harness                Newbury, VT            802-272-8955
Crystal Earle                 Johnson, VT             802-730-5591
Courtney Davis              Troy, NH                   603-209-6548
Jason Cassant               Fort Ann, NY              518-796-3215
Ronald Martin               Enosburg Falls, VT       802-933-9134           802-393-0346
Steven Bourgeois          Bridport, VT               802-989-0026           802-758-2526
Matthew Anderson         Orwell, VT                 802-318-0260
Jamie Hawley                 Rutland, VT              802-558-5355
Steven Hawley               Rutland, VT              802-353-8542
Jeremiah Gracie             Lincoln, VT                802-349-4587
Mike Harbec                   Orleans, VT              802-754-6371           802-323-4456
Tammy Barrows             Fairfax, VT                 802-338-6089
Gabriel Gervais               East Fairfax, VT        802-370-2288
Shawn Lambert              Enosburg Falls, VT     802-582-0571

*Semi-Active tracker

Calls will be taken at the Handlers discretion and at the availability of the handler.