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July 4th, 2015

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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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PASS Coming to Thunder Road in 2015

Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The Super Late Models of PASS will join Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models in the Memorial Day...

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Vermont’s Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 15

Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 15 and ends Sunday, November 30. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The main beam count...

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Youth Deer Weekend

Nathan Poulin of Williamstown shot this 122 lb. doe during Youth Deer Weekend. He is pictured at the R & L Archery checking station. The biologists at the checking station determined the deer was about three and half years old. Nathan has good hunting skills, as this is his fourth deer since he has started hunting....

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