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November 24th, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Vermont Hunters Took More than 14,000 Deer in 2013

  Hunters took 14,107 deer during Vermont’s four deer hunting seasons in 2013, according to a report on last year’s hunting success just released by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   The number of legal bucks with at least two points on one antler totaled 8,831, up 8 percent from the year before.   “We estimated there wou...

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Reminder from F&W: Ice Shanties Must Be Removed

  Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties must be removed from the ice before the ice becomes unsafe or ice loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March (the 30th this year), whichever comes first.   The same Vermont law requires the name and address of the owner to be on the ic...

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Willem Lange to Speak at Central Vermont Trout Unlimited’s 43rd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

  Willem Lange, fisherman and accomplished outdoorsman, will be the guest speaker at the Central Vermont Trout Unlimited (CVTU)’s 43rd annual fundraising banquet. All are invited to listen to Willem as he entertains with a charming New England storytelling style that is all his own.   The festivities take place on Saturday, March 29th at...

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Norwich Presents Retired Marine Corps General in Spring Todd Lecture Series

  Norwich University presents “The Science Behind the Art of Decision Making,” a presentation by Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper, United States Marine Corps (Retired), on Tuesday, March 25, at 7pm in Plumley Armory as part of the 2014 Spring Todd Lecture Series.   Van Riper retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1997 after mor...

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Governor Appoints New Members to Fish & Wildlife Board

  Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed two new members to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.   Cheryl E. Frank Sullivan, of Underhill, has been appointed to represent Chittenden County, replacing Edward Gallo, whose term has expired. Cheryl is passionate about archery and muzzleloader hunting for deer and icefishing for northern pike. S...

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Cleaning Bird Feeders Can Prevent Spread of Disease

  Feeding birds in the winter is a lot of fun, but it can also cause diseases to spread quickly among wild birds, which is why the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it is important to clean your birdfeeders regularly.   Bacteria and fungi can cause diseases such as aspergillosis, salmonella and conjunctivitis. Species commonly a...

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Season of Pink

The Barre Swish 8th grade boys basketball team and their “Season of Pink” exceeded their fundraising goal and presented Brantley Brooks, 2, from Essex, this year’s Freezing Fun for Families beneficiary, with a check for over $2,800. Thank you to everyone for the donations and support in helping them reach and exceed their goal....

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Scott Barker Awarded Vermont Volunteer of the Year by USTA New England

USTA New England (United States Tennis Association) recently awarded Scott Barker of Warren with the 2013 Vermont Volunteer of the Year award at the annual Awards Luncheon on February 8th in Marlborough, Mass.   Barker has been involved with tennis in Vermont for decades. He has worked with the likes of Jimmy Conners, John McEnroe, Billie Jean...

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Ice Shanties Must Be Removed Before Ice Weakens

Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties must be removed from the ice before the ice becomes unsafe or ice loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March (the 30th this year), whichever comes first.   The same Vermont law requires the name and address of the owner to be on the ice shant...

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Norwich University Hosts Second Annual Memorial Obstacle Course Race

Norwich University’s Golden Anchor Society will host the second-annual Brian Bill Memorial Challenge, a winter military obstacle course race on campus Saturday, Feb. 22.   The event, which begins at 9am, is a fundraiser for the Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship, which benefits the sons and daughters of US Navy SEALs or those who have served i...

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