Fish and Wildlife Seminars

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Our seminars expand upon the knowledge of hunters, trappers, anglers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants more information about pertinent topics in Fish & Wildlife.

Upcoming Seminars

New Hunter Education Instructor Training

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer instructor with the Vermont Hunter Education Program? Then this is the class for you! You must complete all paperwork before the first day of class.
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Date: Saturday, March 23 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Essex F & W Office, Essex VT

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Turkey Hunting Seminar

This seminar will cover everything a beginning turkey hunter will need to know, but certainly experienced hunters will gain knowledge from this as well. Following the classroom portion of this seminar, the range will be open to learn how to pattern your shotgun. Instructors will be on hand at the range.

Date: Saturday, April 6 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Barre Fish & Game Club, Barre VT

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Turkey Hunting Seminar

Bret Ledeau is the instructor for this seminar. While this seminar is certainly geared for the new hunter, experienced hunters will definitely learn valuable tidbits from this class. Hunter safety, setup, clothing, firearms, and roosting a bird are just some of the things that will be covered in the seminar. 

Date: Sunday, April 7 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Hartland Fire Department, Hartland VT

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New Hunter Education Instructor Training

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer instructor with the Vermont Hunter Education Program? Then this is the class for you! You must complete all paperwork before the first day of class.
Download Instructor Application Package

Date: Sunday, April 7 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Hartland Elementary School, Hartland VT

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Turkey Hunting Seminar

Expert turkey hunter Jeff Blanchard will be the lead instructor for this turkey hunting seminar geared to the beginning hunter. However, experienced hunters stand to gain valuable tidbits including hunter safety, clothing, choosing a shotgun, and patterning.

Date: Thursday, April 18 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Essex F&W District Office, Essex VT

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Introduction to Food Plots

This seminar will teach the correct way of planting and maintaining a food plot. Mike Farnhaam of More Wildlife will be the instructor. The event will be held rain or shin, and will entail short walks to food plots. 

Date: Saturday, June 8 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Ballardine Road, Orange VT

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Bear Hunting Seminar

This seminar is geared to both the experienced and inexperienced bear hunter. Hunting safety, gear used, where to locate bears, and stand placement are just some of the topics covered. Bear biology will be covered by FWD wildlife biologist Forrest Hammond. Jim Roy will teach the hunting portion of the seminar. Jim is a very knowledgeable and successful bear hunter, and a gifted instructor.

Date: Saturday, August 24 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Smith Archery Shop, St johnsbury VT

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New Hunter Education Instructor Training

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer instructor with the Vermont Hunter Education Program? Then this is the class for you! You must complete all paperwork before the first day of class.
Download Instructor Application Package

Date: Saturday, August 24 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: E. Kehoe Conservation Camp, Castleton VT

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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