"Let's Go Fishing" Instructor Training

Do you want to become a certified Let's Go Fishing Instructor? 

After successfully completing this one day training and pending a background check you will be certified to conduct fishing clinics across Vermont on behalf of Vermont Fish & Wildlife.


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Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

New Hunter Education Instructor Training

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education in Vermont.

The training will take place Tuesday, August 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Parro’s Gun Shop at 601 US-2, in Waterbury.

Policies and procedures, field techniques and teaching methods will be covered to give instructors the tools to teach future hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Learn to Hunt: Deer

Are you a new hunter and interested in hunting deer? Come learn the fundamentals with hands-on skills training at this overnight training course. 

This course will conclude with a direct connection to a mentor for you to go hunting with this fall.

Location: GMCC Buck Lake, Woodbury VT 

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 5:00pm

New Instructor Training for Hunter Education

Do you want to teach Vermonters to be safe, ethical, and legal while hunting? Do you have a passion for hunting and want to share that passion with others?

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting an instructor training course on Saturday, June 4th at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison VT.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Vermont Wildlife Course for Educators

This interactive field course gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading natural resource experts taking place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury VT.

Now in its 37th year, “Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators,” is a one-week, three-credit graduate course taught by Vermont Fish and Wildlife and other Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) staff through Castleton University. Click here to read more.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, July 21, 2022 (All day)

Let's Go Fishing Instructor Training

Register to participate in a Let's Go Fishing Training and become a certified instructor with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department! Benefits of becoming certified include access to equipment, educational aids, curriculum and so much more!

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Hunter Education Instructor Training

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education courses in Vermont.

When: June 5, 2021 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: North Country Sportsman Club in Williston VT

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Wildlife Management for Educators- Part 1

This course takes a hands-on, experiential approach to teaching pre- kindergarten through twelfth grade and non-formal educators about fish and wildlife management and outdoor education techniques.

A one-week course held in July at the Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp, for formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators of all disciplines and grade levels. Educators interested in integrating environmental topics into their curriculum can learn about Vermont's wildlife and fisheries from professional biologists, foresters and educators through hands-on activities.

Three Graduate-level credits from Castleton University are available. There is also a non-credit option.

Tuition: $650 - Note: TUITION FOR THIS COURSE IS PAYABLE TO VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, Attn: Educator's Course - Ali Thomas, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2, Montpelier VT 05620-3702. Questions about payment? Please contact instructor, Alison Thomas. 

For more information email Ali Thomas (

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 (All day) to Friday, July 16, 2021 (All day)

Lets Go Fishing Instructor Training - Event is Full

Registration is now full, to be put on the waiting list or for info on upcoming trainings email


Kehoe- Green Mountain Conservation Camp

636 Point of Pines Rd.

Castleton VT 05735

All Covid-19 protocols including face coverings must be followed. Additional information will be sent via email upon registering.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 8:30am to 3:30pm


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