Connecting to Nature Book Club - EVENT IS POSTONED


The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, in cooperation with the Vermont Land Ethic Partnership, is offering a new “Connecting to Nature Book Club” to encourage discussion about the many ways people who live in Vermont benefit from and interact with Vermont’s bountiful natural resources.  

The first book,  Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 
(Two more books and meetings are planned for later in the spring.)

Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Zero Gravity Brewery, 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401. 

This event is free, but there are limited spaces. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hunting, Fishing and Foraging Storytelling Event

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Zero Gravity Brewery, Burlington | map

The event is free to attend, but audience members must be 21 years of age or older.

The evening will feature four stories from Vermonters about their wild food experiences in state. The storytellers will include an avid hunter and retired Vermont Game Warden, a wild food forager, a backyard sugarmaker, and a newly minted angler.

Following the featured storytellers, audience members will be invited to put their name in a hat to have the opportunity to tell their story about hunting, fishing, or foraging in front of the audience. Each speaker will have around 5 minutes to tell their story.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland Book Signing

Join Liz Thompson, Eric Sorenson, and Bob Zaino as they celebrate the brand new edition of their book with a fascinating slide show about Vermont’s natural communities.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:15-6:00 pm

Where: George D. Aiken Center, University of Vermont, Room 102

Books will be available for sale, and the authors will be available to sign. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Operation Game Thief (OGT) Exhibit in Middlebury

Vermont State Game Wardens are inviting the public, and especially young hunters, to visit their Operation Game Thief mobile exhibit from Noon to 3 p.m. at G. Stone Motors on Route 7 in Middlebury on Sunday, November 10 – the second day of Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend.

G. Stone Motors and Vermont Field Sports as well as other local businesses are hosting a youth hunting celebration at that time with some lifetime hunting licenses, hats, shirts, and other items plus a free meal for kids. 


Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Montpelier Community Wild Game Tasting

The Fish & Wildlife Department, the Vermont Bowhunters Association and Montpelier residents concerned with deer management in their city will be hosting a free Community Wild Game Tasting evening on Wednesday, October 16 in downtown Montpelier at The Garage Cultural Center, 58 State Street from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This local, free event will provide a chance for anyone who has ever wanted to try some wild venison, moose or bear and would like to learn about hunting and deer management.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O’-Lantern Hike

Looking for a “wild” family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend its annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O’Lantern Hike at the Kehoe Education Center on Point of Pines Road in Castleton on Friday, October 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Free Fishing Day

DATE: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - ALL DAY
LOCATION: Statewide

Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in Vermont lakes and streams.




Saturday, June 13, 2020 (All day)

Mentored Turkey Hunting Event for Hunters with Disabilities Registration Deadline

The Vermont State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is partnering with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to host a mentored turkey hunting event on May 18 and 19 for hunters with disabilities, called ‘Wheelin’ Sportsmen.’

Pre-registration is required by March 9, 2019.  To sign up for the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt contact Kaylee Campagna at 802-363-8071, at, or on Facebook at Vermont NWTF Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt.

This events matches hunters with experienced mentors that can share their knowledge in the field result in safe and often successful hunting experiences. Participants are responsible for obtaining their hunting license.  Vermont residents may be eligible to obtain a free permanent hunting license with proof of a qualifying disability at




Saturday, March 9, 2019 (All day)

Free Fishing Day

All are welcome to fish on Free Ice Fishing Day. Anyone, resident or non-resident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license. 

Not sure how? Join our Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero, a free event with tips, equipment, and cocoa provided. 


Saturday, January 26, 2019 (All day)


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