Green Mountain National Forest offers virtual services

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Green Mountain National Forest is closing its offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and … Continued

Fishing is the ultimate social distancing activity

Shawn Good says fishing is the original social distancing tool, because it is often a solitary activity or something you do with just a few people

RUTLAND, Vt. – The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has temporarily changed our lives in many unexpected ways. Schools have closed, kids are doing distance-learning, school sports and other activities have been canceled, and many parents are now working … Continued

Twelve 4-H’ers take part in Invitational Rifle Shoot

rifle shoot

PERKINSVILLE, Vt. – On March 14, the Green Mountain 4-H Club of Springfield hosted the 4-H Invitational .22 Rifle Shoot at the Precision Valley Fish and Game Association’s indoor range in Perkinsville. Twelve 4-H’ers from three clubs participated. Competitors were … Continued

Hammond Cove Shooting Range opening April 16

HARTLAND, Vt. – The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vt. will reopen for the season Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. The range operates under rules set forth by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Range users must sign … Continued

Where do Vermont deer spend their winter?

Vermont Fish and Wildlife project leader Nick Fortin points at deer tracks.

BRUNSWICK, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have completed surveys in northeast Vermont to identify areas used by white-tailed deer during winter. The results, expected later this year, will inform habitat management … Continued

Classes for hunters, trapper education postponed

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Amid concerns over COVID-19, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has postponed all hunter, bow hunter, and trapper education courses for the well-being of students, volunteer instructors, and all Vermonters. In the meantime, Vermonters can do online … Continued

Vermont Fish & Wildlife suggests removing bird feeders

Vermont Fish and Wildlife recommends taking down bird feeders by April 1 to avoid attracting black bears that are waking from hibernation.

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders by April 1 … Continued

CANCELED: Public deer, moose hearings in March

Public hearings for deer and moose will be held in March. Photo provided by Vermont Fish and Wildlife

UPDATED: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced that the public hearings scheduled for the month of March have been postponed to encourage social distancing and to avoid the spread of COVID-19. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hunters, landowners, and anyone else … Continued

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