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Getting high school students excited about science can be a challenge, especially if it requires staying after school. But at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon, Vermont, there’s one...

Education, Hunting

When cold December nights begin to freeze local ponds and lakes, most waterfowl hunters are packing away their guns and digging out the ice augers. But there are a few hardy souls that brave the...

Ducks, Hunting

Each autumn, churches, fire stations and other community centers are home to community wild game suppers. Although the number of locations putting on game suppers has decreased over the years the...

It wasn't that long ago that there were no wild turkeys in Vermont. But in the late 1950's and early 60's The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife instituted the "Trap and Transport Program...

Hunting, turkey

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...

Ducks, Hunting

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...

Ducks, Hunting

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...

birds, Hunting

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...

dogs, Hunting

For many Vermonters in the early 1900's being a successful hunter was the difference between having food on the table or going hungry. Snowshoe hare was a popular meat for the pot during the...


One of the best ways to learn the skills of hunting is to learn in the field from an experienced hunter. Vermont's first youth turkey hunt was held the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2002. This...

Hunting, turkey


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