Hunting was never a tradition in Gina’s family but since moving to Vermont it’s an activity that she has always been curious about. Thanks to the relatively new mentored license offered by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, newcomers to the sport of hunting can give it a try before receiving the hunter safety certification needed to hunt on your own. Gina’s mentor took her under his wing on a fall turkey hunt for an experience that she’ll never forget.
The Outfitter TV Series – www.theoutfittertv.com
We spend an evening with a couple of anglers who love to fish for largemouth bass and northern pike on Bristol Pond.
Located in Oswego County, New York, the Salmon River stretches 17 miles from the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir in Altmar to where it empties into Lake Ontario. At a time of year when a lot of anglers have put their tackle away for the winter there is some world class fishing just a short drive from Vermont. And once you’ve hooked a stealhead in the Salmon River you’ll want to come back.
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Documentary Feature. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of Americans who took matters into their own hands in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.
Come and meet Holly Groschner, our new President and CEO!
Reception at 6:00 pm prior to the screening at 6:30
We enjoy the views from the Great Cliff after hiking Mount Horrid with a group of locals.
Wilderness.net – www.wilderness.net
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is known for their trail work but they’re also involved with several watershed restoration projects. We visit two crews and learn more about the importance of their projects.
We visit Mountain View Ranch for an enjoyable and scenic fall horseback ride in Danby, Vermont.
Mountain View Ranch – www.mountainviewranch.biz
We hit the water with Jimmy Kennedy, an angler who’s enjoying his dream job. Bass fishing, cooking and promoting some really good cheese are all part of a day’s work for this lucky Vermonter.
In this weeks edition of My Outdoor Journal We spend a day at Burton Island State Park with a group of teenagers who enjoy camping.
Vermont State Parks – Burton Island - http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/burton.htm
One of the greatest attractions to Vermont for locals as well as visitors is the abundance of wild places. The opportunity to view a wide diversity of wildlife, and explore an almost endless number of waterways is just minutes from anywhere in the state. And thanks to the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, Vermont now has 8 wilderness areas that will be protected for future generations in perpetuity. We visited several of the Wilderness Areas to get a brief overview from staff members of the U.S. Forest Service.