Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

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.