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September 15th, 2014

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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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VT Mountaineers Hot Stove Dinner to Feature Actor Giancarlo Esposito

  The Vermont Mountaineers are bringing back award-winning movie actor Giancarlo Esposito for their Hot Stove Banquet. This annual event will be held on Saturday, January 25th at the Capitol Plaza Grand Ballroom in Montpelier. Kicking off with a meet and greet at 5:30pm, the 2014 event will include dinner, a silent auction, video presentations...

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Barre Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

  Katie Sedore, an English and Language Arts Teacher at Spaulding High School in Barre, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award during a school-wide assembly last Friday. This prestigious honor, the only one presented in Vermont, will be bestowed in 2013-14 upon up to 40 of America’s most outstanding secondary school educat...

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Generous Wildlife Watcher Donates Estate to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

  An East Montpelier woman who loved wildlife bequeathed her estate to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department upon her death.   Mamie Thurston died last winter at the age of 87. Her home, property, belongings, and financial assets valued at more than $500,000 are being transferred to the department at her bequest.   Mrs. Thurston...

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Game Cooking Seminar at Sportsman’s Show

  Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare game or fish for the table from experts at the 22nd Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic being held at the Champlain Valley Expo January 17-19 in Essex Junction.   The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is sponsoring two seminars on Saturday, January 18th to highlight the significance of game...

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Places & Faces on a Journey: Works by Regis Cumming at the Governor’s Gallery

Winter Afternoon, Montpelier, Vermont, Acrylic on Canvas   The Governor’s Gallery has announced its first exhibition of 2014. Montpelier artist Regis Cummings’ show, Places & Faces on a Journey, will be open to the public from January 6th to March 28th. The Governor’s Gallery is located on the 5th floor of the Pavilion Office Building in M...

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Enjoy Vermont’s Historic Ski Culture at 6th Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo

  Women in the United States are starting to make a name for themselves in the Nordic skiing world. Last winter, two members of the U.S. team took home the top honor at the Quebec World Cup Relays. This summer, Olympian Liz Stephen set a new course record at the Catamount Trail Association’s North Face Race to the Top of Vermont, as she began...

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Vermont Turkey Hunters Had a Record Year

  Vermont wild turkey hunters had safe and successful spring and fall hunting seasons in 2013, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   A record 6,968 turkeys were taken by hunters during Vermont’s three hunting seasons – the spring youth hunt, the regular May spring season, and the fall turkey hunt.   Young turkey hunte...

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Norwich Cadets Return to Fenway Park to Take on Babson

  The Norwich University men’s ice hockey team will be returning to Fenway Park for the second time in three years as the Cadets will take on Babson College outdoors on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30pm, as a part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014.   Norwich and Babson met previously at Fenway Park on Jan. 13, 2012 with the Cadets scoring a 4-1 wi...

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