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March 31st, 2015

Local Sports & Outdoors

Public Invited to Comment on Proposed State Shooting Range Rules

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is proposing strengthening rules for its public shooting ranges to address potential noise, safety and usage issues with a goal of developing more ranges for members of the public to safely hone their shooting skills. The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing in...

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Special Events Highlight 2015 ACT Schedule

The 2015 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory. The U.S. Tour will hold 13 point-counting events and three special events at 12 different tracks throughout the northeastern United States and Canada, featuring a variety of long-standing events, new tracks, and new alliances. Four new races will...

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Williamstown Cruises to Fourth Straight Boys Basketball Title

By Aaron Retherford His role has varied throughout his four years with the Williamstown boys basketball team, but Hunter McLaughlin ended his high school basketball career the way most expected — leading the Blue Devils to their fourth straight Vermont Div. III championship. McLaughlin helped Williamstown pull away in the second half and teammate G...

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Sign Up Now for Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt Event

In an effort to promote youth hunting in Vermont, youth hunters are encouraged to sign up for the Third Annual Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt this spring. The young hunters will be treated to a lunch-eon on Sunday, April 19, at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club, where they will take part in a discussion on the importance of the hunting tradition in...

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Central Vermont Swim Club Swimmers Excel at New England Regional Championships

The Central Vermont Swim Club sent 17 qualifying swimmers to participate in the New England Regional Championship on Feb. 13-15 at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. Several swimmers placed, 15 team records were broken and three swimmers qualified for the next level of championships, which will be held at the Greater Lawrence Technical Center in Ando...

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Vermont Bear Hunters Had a Successful and Safe Season in 2014

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that bear hunters in Vermont had a safe and successful hunting season in 2014. Hunters took 567 black bears during the 84 days of the two-part ‘early bear season’ and ‘late bear season.’ There were also no hunting-related shooting incidents. The final harvest was nearly identical to the 2013 harve...

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Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Honored at ACT Banquet of Champions

American Canadian Tour staff, officials and teams honored their 2014 ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. from Hudson, New Hampshire with the Banquet of Champions at the Doubletree Inn in South Burlington, VT on Saturday, January 15, 2015. The 25-year-old Polewarczyk captured his first career ACT title in his ninth season with the series and pocketed...

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Ice Fishing Safety Tips from F&W

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has some ice safety tips for those of you who will be going ice fishing this winter. “Once we have sustained cold weather to form good ice, ice fishing can be safe and a lot of fun,” said Major Dennis Reinhardt, “but when we go onto the ice, we need to use good judgment and observe several safety precauti...

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Central Vermont Girls’ High School Hockey Preview

By Jim Severance The girls high school hockey season got underway last week with all area schools in action. The Northfield Marauders got off to a blazing start outscoring opponents 11-0 while posting two victories. Forward Claudia Gee had an opening week to remember scoring six goals, including two shorthanded goals against Metro Division rival Mi...

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Central Vermont Hockey Preview

By Jim Severance The NHL season starts in October and by November college and youth teams are playing but the high school hockey season doesn’t get going until the first week of December. The next three months will go by quickly as teams battle for a trip to UVM’s Gutterson Field House for the state championships in March. Last season the Stowe Rai...

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