Vermont’s Moose hunt preliminary total is 40

The Vermont Fish &Wildlife Department says a preliminary count at the end of October revealed that hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated hunting seasons. Hunters reported eight moose taken by 18 hunters in the Oct. 1-7 archery season and 32 moose by 70 hunters in the Oct. 21-26 regular season, said Cedric Alexander,… Read More »

Young hunters encouraged to participate, report during Youth Deer Hunt this weekend

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department urges young deer hunters to help scientific management of Vermont’s deer population by bringing the deer they take during the state’s Nov. 4-5 Youth Deer Hunt to an official reporting station. At the stations, the animals are weighed, aged and examined by a state wildlife biologist, said Vermont’s deer… Read More »

Vermont bald eagles and loons nest in record numbers this year

Vermont bald eagles and loons nest in record numbers this year

Vermont’s bald eagle population continued its recovery in 2017. Twenty-one pairs of adult bald eagles successfully produced 35 young in Vermont in 2017, a modern-day record in the state according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  The species remains on Vermont’s endangered species list, but another strong year of growth has biologists hopeful for… Read More »

Bird Banding Week in Addison

Bird Banding Week in Addison

Join the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at the new Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison to learn more about bird banding and conservation. Songbird banding will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 16, 17 and 21. Owl banding will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Members of the… Read More »

Hikes with the Green Mountain Club for October

The Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club has weekend outings scheduled for October. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit or contact hike leaders. Saturday: Sterling Pond, Stowe Pretty easy hike from Rt. 108 to Sterling Pond. Dogs welcome, but limit of 6 (please email or call).… Read More »

UVM Master Gardener Program hosts winter gardening class 

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean that gardeners need to forgo thinking about gardening until the next growing season. On Oct. 21, the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener program will sponsor Gardening in the Off Season, a day-long event at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. The program runs from 10 a.m. to… Read More »

Vermont’s ruffed grouse and woodcock seasons are open

The hunting seasons for ruffed grouse and woodcock are open now through Dec. 31, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. State fish and wildlife officials say the key to hunting success is to find suitable habitat for these upland game birds. Woodcock are often found in alders along brooks and near beaver ponds… Read More »

Vermont’s archery deer season starts this Saturday

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s archery deer hunting season, Saturday through Nov. 3 and again Dec. 2-10. A hunter may take up to two deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season with the purchase of two archery licenses.  No more than one of the deer taken during archery… Read More »

Treestand safety from Fish & Wildlife

Treestands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from the Vt. Fish & Wildlife Department to stay safe and get the most out of your treestand hunting experience: Choose a live, straight tree. Only use stands certified by the Treestand… Read More »