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July 23rd, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Three of Vermont’s Largest Fish of 2013 Are New State Records

Jeremy Ballantine with Carp     Anglers have been entering impressive catches in Vermont’s record fish program every year since records were first kept by the Fish & Wildlife Department in 1969, and 2013 was no exception. Three of the largest fish entered last year also qualified as new all-time state records.   The Vermont Fish...

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Littlewood Farm Conserved with Vermont Land Trust

    Before the word localvore was invented, the Littlewood Farm was providing fresh food to the town of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Owners Joey Klein and Betsy Ziegler have been producing organic fruits, vegetables and plants for the local community for more than 25 years. On January 27th, Joey and Betsy achieved a long-standing go...

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Norwich to Host Fan Appreciation Day

Norwich University will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 15 as part of Winter Carnival Weekend 2014.   The full-day event will feature free food, games, prizes and giveaways which coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the men’s and women’s hockey teams all in action. It will also serve as all four teams’ S...

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Fish & Wildlife Urges Public to Be Bear Aware This Winter

PHOTO: bear in snow.jpg       Bears have been spotted out of their dens this winter during stretches of rain or low snow cover. Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.     The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters that variable winter conditions such as lack of snow and winter rain may c...

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Volunteer at the Vermont History Museum

Each year, over 3,500 students from across the state visit the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. They come to learn about how Vermont became a state and to see the stuffed catamount. For many of the students, it is their first trip to the state capital. The field trip brings their study of Vermont to life. One third-grade student reported, “I h...

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Elks Host Vermont State Hoop Shoot

   First place Hoop Shoot winners with Vermont Hoop Shoot Director Steve Edgerley and Vermont State President Keith Palmer.     On Saturday January 25, the Vermont State Elks Association held its annual Vermont State Hoop Shoot contest at Spaulding High School. Ten of the state’s thirteen Elks Lodges were represented at the state competit...

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Climate Change: How It’s Hurting Winter Sports

  On the eve of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Vermont Law School will host a panel discussion about how climate change continues to jeopardize the winter sports industry, both globally and in New England. The symposium on “Brown Slopes, Bare Trails” will be held from 12:45 to 2pm on Thursday, Feb. 6, and include a climate scientist as well as...

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Bolton’s Snowshoe Shuffle 5K to Benefit American Lung Association

On February 8, the American Lung Association and Bolton Valley Ski Resort present the annual Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle 5k. Experience with snowshoes is not required; participants have the option of walking or running the 3.1 mile course through the woods. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a free alpine ski pass from Bolton Valley....

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Deer Hunting Results Reflect Stable, Healthy Population

  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show hunters took slightly more deer in 2013 hunting seasons than the previous three-year average, reflecting a stable and healthy deer population in the state.   Deer biologist Adam Murkowski says reports from big game check stations throughout Vermont indicate deer hu...

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Free Ice Fishing Day Festival is January 25

    To celebrate Vermont’s first-ever statewide Free Ice Fishing Day on January 25, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Sportsman are teaming up to host an ice fishing festival on Lake Champlain. Vermont Sportsman is a group that organizes ice fishing tournaments and educational clinics throughout the state.   The...

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