Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl & Upland Game

Are you new to hunting waterfowl and upland game birds and want to learn more? Then this is the course for you!

Volunteer instructors and F&W staff will guiding you through a day of learning techniques for harvesting, processing and cooking your game bird.

This course is geared toward new adult hunters and families.

Location: North Country Sportsman's Club, Williston VT 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Advanced Trapper’s Course- Buck Lake, Woodbury VT

This three-day advanced trapping workshop is for those who have already been certified in trapper education and will include in-depth, hands-on trapping instruction, covering topics such as furbearer biology, land trapping methods, water trapping methods, and fur handling.

Lodging will be provided at Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp (in cabins, so be prepared to bring your own bed sheets/sleeping bag, pillows, etc.). Meals will be provided from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Any participant under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost to attend this seminar is $25.00 per person. Make all checks payable to the Vermont Trapper’s Association.

For any questions or to register contact: Kevin Lawrence 5449 Main Street, Newbury, VT 05051, cell number 802-280-5884 or e-mail Register early as space is limited!

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Trappers Association and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

Friday, October 1, 2021 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:00am - 2:00pm

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Friday, October 1, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, October 3, 2021 (All day)

Practical Firearms Handling

Want a chance to brush up on your firearms handling skills before the seasons start? Did you take the online training or in-person course but want to get your hands on a firearm in a safe and controlled environment? This is the seminar for you!

Where: Kehoe Conservation Camp, Castleton, VT

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Introduction to Crossbows

As of 2020, crossbows are legal archery equipment anywhere a vertical bow can be used. This seminar is designed for new hunters or experienced hunters who may not be familiar with crossbows. We will talk about the way the crossbow works and the differences between vertical bows and crossbows as well as the safety precautions for both. We will have several different variants of the crossbow so we can demonstrate how they work. We will also go over the laws pertaining to crossbows and bow hunting in general.

Where: Sportsman Inc, Guilford VT

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Land Use and Wildlife: A History of Change

This educational talk lead by VTFWD Biologist Kim Royar, will discuss the history of land use change in Vermont and its influence on wildlife populations over time, in particular, beaver, otter, bobcat, wolves, and coyotes. A celebration of the successes of 20th century conservation efforts that brought many of Vermont’s iconic species back from the brink of extinction.

Where: Intervale Center, Burlington, VT

Masks are suggested for participants. Other COVID-19 guidelines may be in place.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Spring Turkey Hunting Skills

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Sportsman Inc., 2081 Creamery Road, Guilford, VT

Learn how to safely and effectively hunt spring turkeys! Bring your questions, a mask, a chair, and dress for the outdoors. The seminar will take place outside at the pavilion.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Family Shotgun Patterning Day

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Jonesville, VT
Hosted by: Vermont Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey: Skills Training

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Buck Lake GMCC, Woodbury, VT
Instructor: Eric Nuse, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers | VT Fish & WIldlife staff

Get hands-on experience before getting in the woods this turkey season! Learn about how to scout for turkeys, call for turkeys, what to pack in your hunting bag, and much much more! 

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Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Intro to Turkey Calling

This seminar will be led by volunteers from the Vermont Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Vermont Hunter Education Program. We will focus on friction calls, mainly box calls and pot calls.

Every person wishing to attend this event must register, if they are not registered they will not be permitted inside.


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Rifle Sight-In Seminar and Demonstration

This seminar will run through the basics of sighting in your rifle to make an accurate shot in the deer woods! A rifle needs to be sighted in when you put new sights or a scope on it, or if it happens to get bumped or knocked. Feel free to bring your rifle setup to sight in in during the seminar!

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am


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