Got Bats?

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Hannaford Career Center Rm. 121, Middlebury VT | map

Celebrate Bat Week by learning about bat lifecycles and life stages from VT Fish & WIldlife Small Mammal Biologist Alyssa Bennett. 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Learn to Hunt: Spring Turkeys

Learn the basics of turkey hunting at this evening event with expert turkey hunter, Bob Etzweiler. Learn about scouting, ethical and safe hunting, turkey calling, and more!

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Sportsmen Inc., 2081 Creamery Road, Guilford VT 

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Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Bart Jacob Memorial Turkey Calling Contest

Annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest. Contestants must be registered by April 8. 

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Road, Castleton, VT 05735. 

Calling competition will be for prizes in age groups 0-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.  

For more information contact Tom Wilson (802) 394-2445

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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!

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:  Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier  | map


Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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!

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Road, Castleton, VT 05735  | map

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Apple Tree Pruning and Releasing Workshop

Apple trees are an important food resource for  wildlife and the best way to improve apple tree productivity is to provide for direct sunlight. 

Join landowners Rusty and Kathleen Barber, biologist Matt DiBona with the National Wild Turkey Federation and forester Nick Smith for a FREE hands-on workshop to learn about and try simple techniques for pruning and releasing apple trees. Find out which tools to use, how much to prune, how and where to make the pruning cuts, and when it should be done. Bring along your gloves, pruning saw, loppers and clippers to try your hand at making some cuts. Please dress for the weather, we will be outdoors. 

When: Saturday, March 19 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: 307 Deweysburg Rd in Peacham/West Danville | map

The workshop is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife and the National Wild Turkey Federation. 

Registration is not required but requested.  For more information or directions contact Lisa Sausville at or calling 802-877-2777. 

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Camel’s Hump State Forest Habitat Improvement Project

Habitat improvement Project on Camel’s Hump State Forest with the NWTF Lake Champlain Longbeards.

8am meet at the Honey Hollow parking lot. Bring safety equipment and have a face covering available. Lunch at 12.

For more information contact Ron Lafreniere. Home phone: 802-434-4274  Cell: 802-730-7660 Email:

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

10th Annual Jakes Day- Register by April 5th

10th Annual Jakes Day, presented by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Lake Champlain Longbeards. 

The cost is $10 per youth, this includes Jake Membership with NWTF, Lunch and Tshirt. If the youth attended the NWTF Banquet, the annual Jakes Day is free.

Event Details: Shotgun Sight-in, Turkey Hunting Seminar, BB and Pellet Gun Range. There wil be a free raffle with great prizes, mentorship opportunities, turkey tail mounting demo and much more.                
Where:  Waterbury Stowe Fish and Game Club, RT. 100, Waterbury Center VT. Registration is open from 9:30-10am, the event runs from 10am-2pm.

Contact: Ron Lafreniere, NWTF- (802) 434-4274 or email:

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Identifying Potential Roost Trees For Bats in Vermont

Learn how to identify potential roosting habitat for endangered bats in Vermont. This FREE event is open to landowners, land managers, consultants, foresters, biologists, regulators, loggers, and more!

Presented by: Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Deer Processing Workshop

Learn how to process your own deer from start to finish!

This class offers hands-on instruction on butchering venison for the table. Workshop will include breaking carcass into primal cuts, cutting primals into roasts, stew meat, and steak, grinding for hamburger and sausage, proper packaging of meat for storage, and much more. Venison dishes will be served at lunchtime, and at the end of the day participants will have the opportunity to bring home packaged venison they helped process.

Workshop runs Saturday Oct 17 2020, 10am-4pm at the Rutland Fish and Wildlife Agency Office at 271 North Main Street Suite #215 in Rutland City. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, bring a face mask, and join us to learn the art of butchering venison.

Instructors: Warden Abigail Serra and Warden Jeff Whipple

Workshop is free of charge and masks are mandatory due to Covid-19 precautions.


Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


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