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July 22nd, 2014

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VTC to Host Cross Country Invitational

On Saturday, September 14th, Vermont Technical College will host a cross-country invitational meet on their campus in Randolph Center.   Runners from Albany Polytechnic, Hampshire College, Green Mountain College, Saint Michael’s College, Naval Prep School, Nashua College, and University of Maine Augusta, as well as VTC students, will compete i...

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Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 16

Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.   Hunting under controlled conditions for ducks at Mud Creek in Alburgh and geese at Dead Creek in Addison has been popular since the early 1970’s. Permit applications for these two areas are a...

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Fish Hatchery Goes Green with Solar Operation

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently installed a 132-panel solar electric system at their Bald Hill Fish Culture Station in Newark. The system will replace 75% of current electricity consumption with renewable solar energy and will also provide a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.   According to fish culture oper...

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Vermont’s Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons Are Announced

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board approved the 2013 migratory bird hunting season dates at its August 14 meeting in Montpelier.   A printable copy of the regulations can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A printed version also will be available from license agents and post of...

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17th Annual Rabies Bait Drop Underway

When Robert Johnson, state public health veterinarian, learned of a lethargic skunk with a broken leg that was removed properly from old North Beach in Burlington two weeks ago by a city parks official, he was relieved.   “That’s a good outcome,” said Dr. Johnson, “because the skunk later tested positive for rabies. “We knew the animal had bee...

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Sign up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Sign up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge   There are still openings at the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This annual event will be held from 8am to 6pm on Sunday, August 25, at the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton. The event is free, and offers young hunters the chance to practice their skills in firearms, archery, w...

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Vermont Turkey Brood Survey Online

Vermont Turkey Brood Survey Online   How many broods of wild turkeys are you seeing in Vermont, and how many young turkeys, or poults, are roaming with their mothers? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people who see turkeys during August to report their sightings in the state’s seventh annual online turkey brood survey. The...

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Citizens Bank Encourages Donations During Final Week Of Gear For Grades Program

There is still time to donate new school supplies to Citizens Bank Gear for Grades program that will send 500 local children back to school with important items to help them learn. Now through August 9 pencils, pens, notebooks, folders and other school supplies can be donated at any Citizens Bank branch across Vermont.   The Gear for Grades pr...

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F&W License Services are at National Life in Montpelier

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s main license services office is now located in the Dewey Building adjacent to the National Life Building in Montpelier. Since the Irene flood, Vermont Fish & Wildlife personnel formerly located in Waterbury have been temporarily stationed in several communities. “We want to remind people that our l...

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A Backcountry Retreat for Adventurous Women!

Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring a weekend retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older in Canaan, Vermont on September 27-29, 2013 Participants will stay at Jackson’s Lodge & Log Cabins, a 54-year family tradition providing heated lakefront cabins on beautiful Lake Wallace. Located in Vermont’s moose country, Jackson’s Cafe is a local...

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