Host Lawrence Pyne joins Barry Cahoon on a brisk February morning of fishing for big lake trout on Lake Whiloughby. Then, we visit the banquet at the Montpelier Elk's Club, where certified measurer Ron Boucher shows us how The Boone & Crockett Club maintains records for North America's big game animals. Lastly, host Marianne Eaton joins members of the Mad River Rocket Company for a hike up Granville Gulf and a run on the powder.
We visit the 2003 derby and host Lawrence Pyne heads out on Monkton Pond with his kids to share some tips on how he keeps fishing fun and exciting for his family. Then, We travel to the White River to look at efforts to reform a riparian buffer and to the woods of central Vermont to watch apple trees being released. Lastly, host Marianne Eaton attends Doe Camp 2003 to learn a little about shooting, survival, fly-fishing and other outdoor sports.
Host Marianne Eaton joins Eric Hanson from Northstar Canoe Rentals, to paddle a stretch of the Connecticut and spend the night at one of the primitive campsites along the river. Then, we join members of Green Mountain Power as they re-locate an osprey nest and we look at the osprey recovery efforts of Central Vermont Public Service and a concerned citizen on Lake Arrowhead in Milton. Lastly, Host Lawrence Pyne heads out onto Lake Champlain with Captain Dick Greenough of Sure Strike Charters in search of lakers.
Host Marianne Eaton travels to The Forks, Maine, home of Northern Outdoors Adventures to take on a wet and wild twelve-mile stretch of the Kennebec River. Then, we venture out into the field with Steve Parren, chief of the department's Nongame and Natural Heritage Program (NNHP) to track tagged wood turtles. Lastly, host Lawrence Lawrence Pyne hooks up with Arch Tilford at his summer camping retreat where he shares some great stories and shows us how to catch some Silver Lake rainbow trout.
Host Lawrence Pyne fishes with Denise Gibeault of Shoreham, VT, and visits the Halfway House Restaurant in Shoreham for a sample of these tasty fish, then we follow the brook trout journey from incubation to release on a wintry spring day in Morgan, and lastly host Marianne Eaton joins Guard member and Olympic biathlon racer Dan Westover on the range in Jericho for an introductory lesson to the sport of biathlon.
Host Marianne Eaton joins the Dragonheart Vermont team as they take part in the annual Pawtucket Rhode Island Dragon Boat, we then head out with a Nature Conservancy volunteer to attempt to find and videotape the elusive five-lined skink in its Vermont habitat, and lastly host Lawrence Pyne joins Bill Engelmann of Northeast Kingdom Guide Service for a day of bass fishing on Lake Memphremagog.
Host Lawrence Pyne joins Aldro French on the Rapid River in search of trophy brook trout and then host Marianne Eaton takes to the water in an Adirondack, and joins Steve Kaulback in the shop at Adirondack Guideboat to lend a hand in building one of these amazing, historical boats.
Host Lawrence Pyne joins an old friend for a little fall fly-fishing on the Clyde for salmon. And we join a biologist electro-fishing to examine the health of salmon populations on the lower section of the river. We then visit Helena Nordstrom,a wildlife rehabilitator, and head to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Woodstock. Lastly, Host Marianne Eaton joins Tom Bergh of Maine Island Kayak Company for a sea kayak adventure off the coast of Maine.
Host Marianne Eaton joins Dick Hall for a Telemark lesson. Then we visit the 30th Annual NATO Telemark Festival in Mad River Glen. Then, Outdoor Journal spends a day with a group of teachers as they venture into forests and streams to measure fish populations, examine insects, visit deer wintering yards and collect various plant and animal specimens. Lastly, host Lawrence Pyne joins avid fly fisherman Peter Burton for a day of fishing for brook trout in the Green Mountain National Forest.
From trolling for trout and salmon to jigging for pan fish, Lake Champlain has something to offer to just about any angler. However, one of the big lake's most unique fishing opportunities is experienced by few fishermen - bow fishing for carp, bowfin and long nose gar. Then join host Marianne Eaton as she "gets her sea legs" and experiences why sailing has captivated people for centuries.