OJ 105 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
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Stream Fish Survey
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To properly manage Vermont's streams, wildlife officials need to survey them. The information gathered from these stream surveys is used in determining minimum lengths and quantities for anglers in addition to stocking needs and assessments of the overall stream health. Detailed records are kept on each survey and compared with previous findings to help determine environmental impacts of development near the streams. We tagged along this past spring with two Vermont Wildlife Fisheries Biologists to see how a stream is surveyed.

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  • Bald Hill Fish Culture Station
    60 Abbott Hill Road
    West Burke, VT 05871-9644
    Supervisor: Chris Thompson
    Fish Culturist: John Talbot
    802-467-3660
  • Bennington Fish Culture Station
    R.R. 2, Box 3859
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Supervisor: Monty Walker
    Assistant Supervisor: Vacant
    Fish Culturists: Brook Bicking,
    Todd Lincoln
    Fish Culture Worker: Thomas Dwyer
    802-447-2844
  • Ed Weed Fish Culture Station
    14 Bell Hill Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    Supervisor: Dan Marchant
    Maintenance Supervisor: Mark LaBonte
    and Kevin Kelsey
    Fish Culturists: James Bellinghiri,
    Gabe Cameron,Tom Chairvolotti,Sean Hilpl,
    Priscilla Stutz-Lumbra, Gregory Owens
    802-372-3171
  • Roxbury Fish Culture Station
    3696 Roxbury Road
    Roxbury, VT 05669
    Supervisor: Ralph Barber
    Fish Culturists: Dudley Leavitt,
    Ross Wehnke
    802-485-7568
  • Salisbury Fish Culture Station
    646 Lake Dunmore Rd.
    Salisbury, VT 05759
    Supervisor: Tom Dumont
    Assistant Supervisor: George Scribner
    Fish Culturists: Michael Ellis,
    Allan Moorehouse
    802-352-4371
  • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

OJ 105 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
Zone: 
Segments
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Float Fishing Trip
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Drift boats such as the "McKenzie" and "Rogue" have a rich history. Developed in the 1930s in Oregon these oar-powered boats with their wide, flat bottoms became the craft of choice for fisherman negotiating the sometimes-treacherous McKenzie and Rouge rivers. Today variations of the original drift boat designs are popular with guides and fisherman needing to negotiate shallow stretches of river. The boats offer a terrific platform from which to fly-fish from. Host Lawrence Pyne joined John Marshall of "River Excitement" in Hartland Four-Corners for a day of fishing from his "McKenzie" on the Connecticut River.

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OJ 106 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Dead Creek
Body: 

Every October, the skies over Addison, Vt., are alive with geese. That's when thousands of migrating Canada and snow geese descend on the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area for a little feeding and lots of honking on their way south for the winter. It's an area where hunters and bird watchers co-exist. Host Marianne Eaton and Bryan Pfeiffer of Vermont Bird Tours visit Dead Creek to see the geese make the annual stopover. While there, they venture into the management area to explore other habitats where wildlife exist.

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OJ 106 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
Zone: 
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Header: 
Goose Roundup
Body: 

Keeping tabs on our wildlife populations is key to not only preserving various species, but also to keeping track of habitat quality. When it comes to goose management, one way to keep tabs on these birds is through banding programs. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department holds an annual Goose Roundup every summer at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area where volunteers spend a day herding and banding geese.

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  • Dead Creek Waterfowl Refuge, 802-759-2398
  • Goose Roundup Information, 802-878-1564

OJ 106 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Decoy Carver
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A few years ago, duck hunter and homicide detective for the Vermont State Police, Tim Bombardier, decided to try carving duck decoys. Eight hundred decoys later, he's still at it. We recently spent a day with Tim learning about what goes into building a useable decoy and then put them to the test on Shelburne Pond.

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  • Tim Bombardier
    Lake Champlain Decoys
    160 Lemroy Court
    Richmond, Vermont 05477
    802-434-5253
  • See also, Tim's bio on the Duck Hunter's Boat Page.

OJ 106 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Duck Hunt
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The Missisquoi National Wildlife Management Refuge is home to one of the largest and most productive waterfowl habitats in Vermont. Although the refuge attracts waterfowl most of the year, peak use is in the fall when more than 20,000 ducks are anticipated annually. Thanks to a managed hunting program, duck hunters can enjoy an experience like no other in Vermont. Host Lawrence Pyne joins hunter Dave Greenough for a day of duck hunting at the Refuge.

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OJ 107 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
Zone: 
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Header: 
Upland Bird Hunting
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When it comes to hunting for upland game birds there's nothing more enjoyable and challenging than grouse and woodcock. These birds lay low and blend into their habitat, making it almost impossible to see them until they take flight. The most efficient way to hunt them is by using bird dogs. Host Lawrence Pyne joins John Hayes of Kirby Mountain Kennels in East Burke for a day of upland bird hunting.

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OJ 107 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
Zone: 
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Bird Dog Training
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To train a bird dog requires a lot of basic obedience exercises. They must learn how to handle and carry game without destroying it. They must learn to work in the water. A dog must get to the point where it can use its hunting and tracking instincts to find game. The handler undergoes as much training as the dog. Developing into a finely tuned team takes practice and training. Hunting together creates a special bond between hunter and dog. We spent some time at the Diamond Brook Kennel in Brandon to get a taste of what it takes to train hunting dogs.

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  • Lake Champlain Retriever Club
    PO Box 311
    Randolph Center, VT 05061
  • John Marchica
    802-273-3540
    Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club

OJ 107 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Natural Communities
Body: 

A natural community is an area that has experienced minimal human alteration. But when people spend time outdoors, in the woods or fields or along a stream, chances are they're passing through more than one natural community, sometimes resulting in a disturbance in the natural order. Understanding how these assemblages of plants, animals, insects, fish and reptiles co-exist can help preserve and protect the environment in which they live. We join Leif Richardson of the Vermont Non-game and Natural Heritage Program for a look at several natural communities in Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester.

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OJ 107 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Mountain Biking
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Mountain biking can be a terrific way to get off the beaten path and enjoy Vermont's beautiful scenery. But there's a little more to mountain biking than just peddling. Trails can be an obstacle course of ruts, rocks, roots and steep downhill grades. It's to the rider's advantage to learn the correct way to mountain bike. Host Marianne Eaton spends a day at the Catamount Family Center in Williston for a little mountain biking primer to learn a few things about how to negotiate the trails. Then these skills are put to the test on the Contest Trail in Pittsfield for some serious single track riding in the mountains.

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