NO. R-236. Joint resolution recognizing the importance of hunting and hunters in Vermont.
Offered by: Senator Welch of Windsor District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District and Senator Sears of Bennington District.
Whereas, hunting in Vermont hearkens back to being a method of survival when the first settlers arrived in the future Green Mountain state, 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 Vermont’s 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, especially in the state’s more rural areas, and
Whereas, the Federation of Vermont Sportsmen have designated September 23, 2005, as “Hunter Appreciation Day” and will hold many activities throughout the state to commemorate this important date, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly recognizes the importance of hunting and hunters in Vermont, both as a fundamental aspect of our cultural heritage and as a significant contributor to the State’s economy, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen.
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street