Fish and Wildlife Seminars

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Check out these educational oppportunities to expand your knowledge of hunting, trapping, fishing, and outdoor recreating or for more information about pertinent topics in Fish & Wildlife.

Upcoming Seminars or Webinars

Open Range Days

Here is your chance to sight in your rifle before the start of the hunting season. Members of Vermont 4-H Shooting Sports and Back Country Hunters and Anglers with be at the ranges to offer instruction.

All events are open are open to the public and FREE with no registration required.  Bring your own firearm and ammunition. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required.

Date: September 18, 2021 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Walter Cabell Range at Buck Lake Conservation Camp off Route 14 in Woodbury
Host: Vermont 4-H Shooting Sports

Date: September 26, 2021 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: West Mountain Range on the South America Pond Road in East Haven.
Host: Back Country Hunters and Anglers

Learn to Hunt: Deer 

Date: September 25 - 26, 2021

Are you a new hunter and interested in hunting deer? Learn the fundamentals with hands-on skills training and meet a mentor to go hunting with this fall. For more information and to sign up, contact subject line “Learn to Hunt: Deer”

Practical Firearms Handling 

Date: September 25, 2021 | 9:00am - 12pm | Kehoe Conservation Camp, Castleton, VT

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

This is for anyone who has graduated from Hunter Education online or in-person. The day will consist of safe firearms handling and a practical course that will cover what you might see when hunting in the woods this fall.

Students will learn how to be safe, legal, and ethical while hunting.


1) Bring your orange card or other proof of hunter education certification

2) Dress for outdoor activity

3) Bring snacks, water, etc.

4) Please abide by all COVID-19 guidelines as put forth by the building, your instructor, and local requirements. You may need to bring a mask.

This is NOT a certification course.

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Advanced Trapper’s Course 

Date: October 1-3, 2021 | Buck Lake Conservation Camp, Woodbury, VT | map

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

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 (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


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.