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September 4th, 2015

Local Sports & Outdoors

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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Vermont Moose Hunters Had a Successful Season

Kevin Rice, of South Pomfret, with his archery record 919 lb. bull moose he took on opening morning of Vermont’s archery moose hunt. VTF&W photo by Steve Schaefer.   Vermont moose hunters had a successful hunting season according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A record bull was taken in the October 1-7 archery moose hunt, a...

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Young Hunters Encouraged to Participate (and Report) in Youth Deer Hunt November 8 and 9

With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological check stations around the state. Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for life...

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Another Promising Year for Winooski River Salmon

Winooski One station operator Jon Clark holds up a 32-inch, 14-pound male landlocked Atlantic salmon lifted during the 2014 fall salmon run. Photo by Nick Staats.   Vermont anglers have something new to smile about. Strong spawning runs of landlocked Atlantic salmon from Lake Champlain have been returning to the Winooski River in the fall. The...

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Lake Champlain Ranked Among Top Smallmouth Bass Fisheries in North America

Vermont youth angler Caleb Smith with a beautiful Lake Champlain smallmouth bass that was caught and released last year.   Lake Champlain has received yet another world-class fishing designation. Renowned fishing media outlet, World Fishing Network, ranks Lake Champlain one of the seven best smallmouth bass lakes in North America. The ranking,...

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Barre Elks Hold Successful “Soccer Shoot”

Barre Elks Lodge hosted their annual Soccer Shoot in Barre on October 5th. Over 20 children ages seven to thirteen participated in either the five goal or grid goal contest depending on age. In the five goal contest, a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches are used. The age groups that used these goals were divided in...

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Vermont Moose Check Stations Open Oct. 18-23

  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds moose hunters with permits for the October 18-23 moose hunting season that if they take a moose, they must bring it to one of the five designated biological moose reporting stations within 48 hours. “We strongly suggest you report your moose as quickly as possible in order to protect against...

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