Looking for a “wild” family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend the sixth annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-o’Lantern Hike at the Kehoe Education Center on Point of Pines Road in Castleton. The event takes place on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Vermonters love to see birds around their home, and putting out bird feeders is a popular way to attract our feathered friends to back yards. Vermont is among the top states in the country for people who report feeding and watching birds near their home.
Vermont is increasingly recognized as a wild turkey hunting destination. With its near perfect mix of fields, farms and forests, Vermont is home to some of the best turkey hunting opportunities New England has to offer.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who volunteer during the hunting seasons to help hunters locate deer, bear or moose that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered.
The annual spiny softshell turtle beach cleanup day is on Saturday, October 27, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help. Participants are asked to arrive at North Hero State Park between 10 and 11 a.m., as the group may move on to another site by 11.
A new boardwalk at the popular Moose Bog will provide additional opportunities for people to see wildlife in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The boardwalk, which was built to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides an immersive experience in nature at the Wenlock Wildlife Management Area in Ferdinand, Vermont.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters of a regulation designed to help keep Vermont deer healthy by banning the use of any deer lure containing deer urine or other deer bodily fluids.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it has several thousand unallocated antlerless deer permits to be used in the December 1-9 muzzleloader deer season after it held its annual permit lottery on September 26.
Waterfowl hunters who will have retrieving dogs with them during Vermont’s waterfowl hunting seasons should check waterbodies for cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) blooms before allowing their dogs in the water according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.