OJ 205 Seg 2

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Outdoor Journal
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205
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Vermont Fish Hatcheries
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It's probably the last thing most anglers think of as they drift their bait in a tumbling stream or troll their lures through a deep, clear lake. But a big reason why trout fishermen in Vermont are so successful is because of the state's fish hatcheries. Vermont operates five fish culture stations, and collectively they play a critical roll in both restoring and maintaining the wonderful trout fishing found throughout the state. We visit the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle for a look at some beautiful trout and salmon destined for Vermont's rivers and streams. Then we accompany members of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife as they stock the Winooski River with the help of some schoolchildren.

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  • Ed Weed Fish Culture Station,
    Grand Isle
    802-372-3171

  • Bald Hill Fish Culture Station,
    Newark
    802-467-3660

  • Bennington Fish Culture Station,
    Bennington
    802-447-2844

OJ 205 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
205
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Float Fishing
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Getting to the best fishing hole on any river can be extremely difficult from shore. One way to get to just about anywhere on the river is by float fishing. Miniature inflatable pontoon boats give anglers the flexibility to fish on the move or stop at areas that might hold the big ones. Host Lawrence Pyne joins Bob Shannon of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vt., as he pumps up the pontoons for a guided float trip on the Lamoille River in search of trout.

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  • Bob Shannon
    The Fly Rod Shop
    P.O. Box 960
    Stowe, VT 05672
    802-253-7346
    800-535-9763
    www.flyrodshop.com

OJ 206 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
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

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Outdoor Journal
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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

Series: 
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
Zone: 
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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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