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What to Watch...

October poses some of the best opportunities for wildlife watching in Vermont. The colorful fall leaves and crisp, cool mornings provide a perfect backdrop to see a big-antlered bull moose, or migrating birds on the wing.  The highlight of the month's wildlife watching opportunities is the great snowgoose migration at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison.  The geese show up by the thousands to stop over on their way south from the arctic, peaking in late October.  But get there quickly because they're usually gone by early to mid-November!

Vermont abounds in wildlife. With a little preparation, some caution, and luck you can witness the state’s natural abundance.

Every season in Vermont has its own wildlife-watching opportunities. Perhaps you enjoy seeing tracks in the snow, hearing birds in the spring or chorus frogs around a vernal pool, summer brings migrant shore birds, and autumn visits of white-tail deer?


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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