Vermont Fish & Wildlife receives $50,000 grant for moose-herd study

Vermont Fish & Wildlife receives $50,000 grant for moose-herd study

The Safari Club International Foundation recently awarded the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department a $50,000 grant to support an ongoing three-year study on the state’s moose herd. Biologists have placed radio collars on 60 moose in the Northeast Kingdom to track their movements. “Moose are an iconic species in Vermont, contributing to the state’s tourist… Read More »

Hunters take record number of turkeys

Hunters take record number of turkeys

Turkey hunters had a banner season this spring with the highest harvest ever recorded. Hunters brought home 6,570 wild turkeys during the season, including 743 turkeys taken during the April youth weekend hunt. “The hunter success rate increased from the previous year of 21 percent to 29 percent of hunters harvesting at least one bird,”… Read More »

Local swimmers set records at state meet

Local swimmers set records at state meet

HARTFORD – The EDGE Swim Team captured another Vermont swim team state title this weekend, securing 4,408.5 points to top the four other Division I teams at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartford. The Town of Essex team came in second, followed by the Burlington Tennis Club team in third, the Burlington Country Club… Read More »

Apply now for waterfowl licenses

The deadline for Controlled Waterfowl Hunt applications is August 21. The free application must be filed with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department for controlled waterfowl hunting permits. Download an application at vtfishandwildlife.com or pick up a printed form at Vermont Fish & Wildlife offices. A drawing to award hunting permits will be held at… Read More »

Sports briefs

Youth place at track meet ST. JOHNSBURY—The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association held its annual youth state track meet at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday, July 29. The meet, which features children ages seven to 14, drew around 400 athletes. In the field events, Champlain Valley’s Sofia Niekrewicz won the girls 11-12 high jump, with… Read More »

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