Outdoor Journal

Outdoor Adventure on Vermont PBS - Join Lawrence Pyne and Gina Bullard for hunting, fishing, exploration, family activities, conservation and more. Outdoor Journal airs on Vermont PBS Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 10 a.m.
The program also airs Saturdays at 2 p.m. on Vermont PBS PLUS. Or watch online right here anytime!

H.35 The H20 Bill

Vermont's Clean Water Bill H.35 passed in both the Vermont House and Senate with little opposition. At the 2015 Governor's Cup, a catch-and-release fishing derby that raises funds for Lake Champlain International, we asked several participants to comment on the bill.  While most agree that the bill is a step in the right direction, there are still many that feel the bill doesn't go far enough to solve the ongoing problems associated with clean water within the Lake Champlain basin.

Outdoor Journal Turns 13!

Vermont PBS’ Outdoor Journal, celebrating outdoor recreation in the northeast, enters its teen years, as the venerable program premiered its 13th season on Jan. 27, 2015. Winner of numerous regional and national awards, Outdoor Journal raises awareness of Vermont’s natural landscape and the region’s wondrous array of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The program welcomes back hosts Lawrence Pyne and Gina Bullard as they lead us on a variety of outdoor activities and local conservation efforts. A new weekly segment this season, My Outdoor Journal, features stories brought to us by some of our dedicated viewers, highlighting some of their favorite outdoor pursuits.

Highlights from the new season include kayak fishing on the Connecticut River; a deep-woods hiking trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; owl banding in Addison County; white-water rafting in the Berkshires; a new hunter mentoring program; and a segment on the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. There’s hunting, fishing, autumn horseback riding, family hiking excursions and much more.

Program producer Neil Hilt shared his excitement for the new season. “Most Vermonters have a deep connection to the natural landscape that’s all around us, and Outdoor Journal tries to honor and celebrate that relationship. It’s great to be able to bring our viewers an all-new 13th season – and this year, we’ve included some of their experiences, as well.”

This Week on OJ

Willoughby Fishing, Eagle Point WMA, Hawk Banding

Willoughby Fishing, Eagle Point WMA, Hawk Banding

Fishing Vermont's Lake Willoughby with innovative tackle; Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area; ...

Outdoor Journal Episode Guide

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  • Deer Herd Management 2015
  • Deer Hearing - 2015
  • Fly Fishing | Autumn Paddling | Bike Trek | Owl Banding
  • Steelhead Fishing | Bristol Pond | Turkey Hunting | Surfing
  • Bass Fishing | Autumn Horseback | Mount Horrid
  • VT Fish, Deep-woods Trail, Camping at Burton Island
  • Bristol iNaturalist | Kayak Fishing | White River Rafting
  • got your deer yet? An Outdoor Journal Special
  • Deer Herd Management: An Outdoor Journal Special
  • Ice Fishing, Shooting Ranges, Bob Klein, Bald Eagle Survey
  • Dog Sledding / Timber Rattlers / Wenlock WMA
  • Scuba Diving, Panning For Gold, Rock River WMA, Gillnetting
  • Hudson River Stripers, Doe Camp, Podunk WMA, Goose Round-Up
  • Kent Pond Bass, Bat Research, Vermont Skydiving
  • Restoring The Battenkill, High School Taxidermy
  • Wildlife Habitat Incentives, Deer Management
  • Frostbite Derby, Electrofishing; Middlesex WMA
  • Crappie, Victory Basin WMA, Brilyea Dam
  • Spring Mushrooms, Brook Trout, Peregrine Falcons
  • Youth Deer Hunting, Atherton Meadows WMA, Ice Climbing
  • Black Bears, Grand Isle Festival, Johnson Farm WMA
  • Zip Line, Female Hunters, Terry Tyler Collection
  • Overnight Ice Fishing, Plymsbury Management Area
  • Upland Bird Hunting, West Mountain WMA

Vermont Fish Chowder Championship

Aired May 21.Did you miss the Vermont Fish Chowder Championship? Watch the recording and check out awesome related resources at vermontpbs.org/chowder.

got your deer? An Outdoor Journal Special

Aired Nov. 20. We had a great time talking with some of our viewers and our expert panel, all about this deer season. Thank you to all who participated! Did you miss it? You can watch it now! Check out the submissions, click here to view them all!

Esteemed outdoor writer and sportsman Lawrence Pyne has hosted Outdoor Journal since the beginning. He leads us across Vermont's woods, fields and streams with experienced insight and an appreciation for the outdoors.
Outdoor host Gina Bullard is also a reporter for WCAX-TV. Gina likes to 'test her mettle' on new outdoor experiences – and isn't afraid to share the results with her audience.

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