OJ 206 Seg 4

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Outdoor Journal
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206
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Fly-Fishing
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There are so many pieces that make up the fly fishing experience, it's easy to see why it takes people a while to grasp this challenging sport. Aside from mastering the artistry of the cast, there is the equipment, the conditions of the water, a knowledge of the hatching season of the various flies you are trying to emulate and a number of other factors that must be right to make a "good presentation" for the fish. Host Marianne Eaton joins instructor Truel Myers at the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Manchester for a fly fishing primer.

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OJ 206 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
206
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Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association
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Outdoor recreation can be difficult for people with disabilities. Specialized recreational equipment for the physically challenged is often expensive, making getting outside a near impossibility for some. The Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association organizes outdoor sporting trips for people who normally wouldn't be able to participate due to a psychical disability. We spend a day with members of the association as they take a group fishing on Lake Champlain.

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  • Eric Huestis
    Eastern Adaptive Sportsman's Association
    P.O. Box 124
    Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
    802-877-9977

OJ 206 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
206
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Bear Habitat
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Thanks to returning forests and habitat protection, the bear population in Vermont is growing 3 to 5% each year.

Download the teaching materials created by Robin Gannon (and students), E. Montpelier Elementary School, E. Montpelier, VT.

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OJ 206 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
206
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Bow Hunting
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Hunting with a bow requires a vast amount of patience, the ability to be stealthy and a good understanding of the woods around you. There have been significant developments in bow technology such as the compound bow, which has resulted in greater accuracy for hunters. In the last ten years these technical advances have fueled a desire for hunters to take up this challenging sport, making bow hunting one of the fastest growing segments of the hunting industry. Host Lawrence Pyne takes to the trees during the archery deer season in Vermont to experience the joys and challenges of hunting with a bow and arrow.

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OJ 207 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
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Woodcock
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Woodcock are small, unusual birds that migrate at night and are rarely seen. Closely related to sandpipers and snipe, they are migratory shorebirds that have adapted to life in wooded areas. They feed on earthworms, grubs and insects by probing the ground with their long, narrow bill. These birds prefer wooded thickets that provide them with lots of shade. The soft ground under dense cover also provides an ideal place to look for insects. And that same cover makes a challenging hunting ground where a good pointing dog will definitely increase your chances of success. Host Lawrence Pyne accompanies hunters from the Ugly Dog Hunting Company on a woodcock hunt in Milton and the Champlain Islands.

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OJ 207 Seg 3

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
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Invasive Plants
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Invasive exotic plant species can be found throughout Vermont. The list of plants is long and includes the water chestnut, purple loosestrife, flowering rush and Eurasian milfoil. Not native to the state, they have no natural predators and therefore thrive, pushing out native plants and destroying habitat for animals. Fortunately, groups like the Nature Conservancy have programs to control some of these species. Each summer these groups gather volunteers to pull invasive water chestnuts from East Creek in Shoreham. We accompany Nature Conservancy staff and volunteers as they head out to East Creek and its mouth at Lake Champlain to pull invasive plants.

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  • Mary Droege
    Director of Science and Stewardship
    Southern Lake Champlain Valley Program
    The Nature Conservancy
    115 Main Road
    West Haven, VT 05473

OJ 207 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
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Valley Quest
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A 'Quest' is a 150-year-old English tradition that has been transplanted to Vermont by an organization called Vital Communities. Participants follow clues that are found in a book titled Valley Quest, which takes them on 89 different treasure hunts across Vermont and New Hampshire. Each quest in the book contains riddle-like clues and maps for the hunt. The quests are designed to teach adults and children about the natural and cultural history of the communities they live in. At the end of each quest the participants find a treasure chest containing a journal for the questors to sign and leave messages in, a stamp with which to stamp their quest books, and more information about the community.

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OJ 207 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
207
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Skeet Shooting
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Hand-eye coordination is the name of the game when it comes to skeet shooting. It's a sport of angles where women can compete on an equal plain with men. In skeet shooting, participants attempt to hit clay pigeons that are fired from two different locations on the course. Using shotguns, they make their way through eight different stations placed in a semicircle in front of the target launchers. The shooting stations create a variety of different trajectories and it can be challenging for even seasoned shooters to hit the moving targets. Host Marianne Eaton visits the Sportsman's Club of Franklin County to learn the highs and lows of skeet shooting.

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OJ 208 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
208
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Rock Blind Duck Hunt
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When the marshes and ponds freeze over in November, most duck hunters hang up their guns for the season. But a few hardy waterfowlers continue to enjoy good hunting well into December on the broad waters of Lake Champlain. Late season hunting on the big lake is not for everyone. It can be numbingly cold and more than a little dangerous. But it is a uniquely beautiful time of year to be on the lake, especially when flocks of whistlers or mallards or even geese come sailing out of the snow squalls and gusts across the icy water. Host Lawrence Pyne joins the Farnham family of South Hero in their unique "rock blind" on the shores of Lake Champlain for an afternoon of duck hunting.

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OJ 208 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
208
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Junior Waterfowl Hunter Training Program
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The Junior Waterfowl Hunter Training Program that is held at the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge was developed back in 1976 to pass on the traditions of waterfowl hunting to young people. Here they are introduced to all aspects of the sport as avid waterfowl hunters and refuge volunteers share their knowledge of everything from decoy selection and placement to blind construction and species identification. It's an opportunity for kids to learn the correct way to hunt and to be safe, ethical and successful hunters. And it's the only program of its type in Vermont.

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  • Mark Sweeny
    Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
    371 North River Street
    Swanton, VT 05488
    802-868-4781

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