F&W is Hosting Additional Hunting Seminars

16 September 2019

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting several free hunting seminars that will be helpful for hunters who have some experience as well as for beginners.  The seminars will be taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and hunter education volunteers.

“Both experienced and first-time hunters stand to benefit from these seminars,” said Nicole Meier, Information & Education Specialist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.  “We will provide useful information including practical hunting tips, ecology and behavior of these animals as well as how to have a fun, safe experience in the woods.”

Participants are urged to bring a lunch and snacks for the day-long seminars and dress for the weather, as these seminars have an outdoor portion to them and will be held rain or shine. 

Space is limited, and they fill up quickly, so sign up as early as possible at www.vtfishandwildlife.com and clicking on the seminar portion of the Hunter Education page (https://tinyurl.com/hn7khc5).  For more information, call the Hunter Education Program at 802-828-1193.

Successful Bow Hunting, September 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Linwood Smith’s Archery Shop, 281 Old Bradley Road, St. Johnsbury, VT.  This seminar will teach safe and effective stand placement, use of camo, how to properly fit and tune your bow and more.  You may bring your bow to the class, but there will be bows on hand to shoot.  Linwood Smith and Jeff Houde will be the instructors.  This is not a bowhunter certification course.

Deer Processing, September 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mountain Deer Taxidermy, 1308 Loop Road, Northfield, VT.  This seminar will be taught by Rodney and Theresa Elmer. They will teach the skill of field dressing, processing, and preparing a deer for taxidermy or your plate. A deer will be field dressed, skinned and processed into parts small enough to freeze or can.

Deer Tracking, October 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mountain Deer Taxidermy, 1308 Loop Road, Northfield, VT. Rodney and Theresa Elmer will lead this popular seminar along with their family. They will share with you what they have learned from their years tracking deer through the big woods.  Topics covered will be habitat, clothing required and successful methods of tracking a deer. Hunters of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Deer Processing, October 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Agency of Natural Resources Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, VT.  This seminar will be instructed by State Game Warden Maj. George Scribner.  He will teach the skill of field dressing and processing deer.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Please include a description of the accommodation you will need.  Individuals making such requests must include their contact information.  Please send an e-mail to:  Catherine.Gjessing@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

For Immediate Release:  September 16, 2019

Media Contacts:  Nicole Meier 802-828-1193 or 802-318-1347; Alison Thomas 802-371-9975

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