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Addison County has wildlife trackers

VERMONT — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is providing a list of 29 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. Seven of those trackers are in or near Addison County.

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 complete list, which may be updated during hunting seasons, is available online at tinyurl.com/VtTrackingDogs.

The local leashed dog trackers, with their town and phone numbers, are:

• Matt Bourgeois, Whiting, 802-989-2213

• Don Morgan, Charlotte, 802-557-5938 and 802-425-7097

• Steven Bourgeois, Bridport, 802-989-0026 and 802-758-2526

• Matthew Anderson, Orwell, 802-318-0260

• Jamie Hawley, Rutland, 802-558-5355

• Steven Hawley, Rutland, 802-353-8542

• Jeremiah Gracie, Lincoln, 802-349-4587.

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