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July 23rd, 2014

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Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 16

  Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 16 and ends Sunday, December 1.   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 ma...

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Game Wardens Looking for Tips on Suspicious Activities

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters to be on the alert for activities that may represent poaching or the illegal take of game animals. “While we work with communities throughout the year to protect animal populations, acts of poaching typically ramp up in November as deer hunting season approaches,” said Major Dennis...

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Vermont Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is Nov. 9-10

 VTF&W photo by Sandy Macys.     A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth deer hunting weekend on November 9 and 10, the Saturday and Sunday before the rifle deer se...

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Thunder Road Announces 2014 Schedule

  Thunder Road International Speedbowl has released its 2014 stock car racing schedule. The schedule features 18 events from the end of April through the beginning of October, as is tradition at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” The biggest change for 2014 is the switch from Sunday “Twilight” events in early June to the return of the traditio...

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Health Department Launches “Make Your Moment Now” Campaign

  Sheila Leno does not like to run and is now a runner, likes to eat but now is careful about how much, and likes to sleep but still wakes up many mornings at 4:20am to attend a free fitness boot camp.   The result: Leno lost 73 pounds, and looks and feels like a new person. She’s one of four Vermonters who tell about the moment they deci...

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Vermont’s Shotgun and Archery Fall Turkey Hunting Starts Oct. 26

  Vermont’s popular shotgun and archery fall turkey hunting starts Saturday, October 26 in selected wildlife management areas (WMUs).   Shotgun or bow and arrow: October 26-November 3 in WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q   Shotgun or bow and arrow: October 26-November 10 in WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N...

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Vermont’s Big Game Reporting Stations for 2013

  Hunters who take a bear, deer or turkey during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to the nearest Vermont Fish & Wildlife reporting station.   Below is a list of wardens and reporting stations in Orange County and Washington County for 2013. The biological check stations fo...

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Fish & Wildlife Dept. Seeks Bear Teeth from Hunters

  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to submit a bear tooth so that wildlife managers can collect information on Vermont’s bear population.   Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the age of the bear. Department staff use age and sex data to get an estimate of the number of bears in...

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Vermont Offers Several Deer Hunting Opportunities

Vermont has more older bucks in its deer population as a result of the antler point restriction that went into effect in 2005. VT Fish & Wildlife photo by Dave Yandel.   Hunters should feel upbeat about the state’s deer hunting seasons this year, according to Vermont deer biologist Adam Murkowski.   “Vermont’s deer herd has benefitted...

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Fall Fishing Opportunities Heat Up as Waters Cool

Autumn provides some of the year’s best fishing opportunities in Vermont’s streams, rivers, and lakes, and you may just have the water all to yourself. Hot temperatures in July and August can make fishing difficult for many species like trout, salmon, pike and walleye. But once the water starts to cool down in the fall, these fish start biting agai...

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