Deer Hearings -- May 8 Rutland, May 10 S. Burlington

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Board will hold public hearings May 8 in Rutland and May 10 in South Burlington to recap the results of the 2017 deer seasons and review the antlerless deer hunting proposal for this year. 

 

The hearings are scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. as follows:

Tuesday, May 8 – Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd., Rutland, VT 05701

Thursday, May 10 – South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403

 

Affordable Housing Embraces Automated Wood Heat

 

 

 

MONTPELIER, VT - Not that long ago, the Hollister Hill Apartments on Austin Road in Plainfield were a rather bleak example of 1970’s architecture that had seen better days. The Housing Foundation, Inc. had a vision to rebuild them, rendering them into comfortable, affordable, and functional units for their tenants to call home. They did so in part by embracing renewable energy in the form of a central wood pellet boiler.

Vermont Allocates 13 Moose Hunting Permits for 2018

 

Two special drawings and an auction will be used to distribute permits

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board voted on April 25 to have 13 moose hunting permits awarded this year.  By law, five permits will be available to Vermont military veterans and up to three permits will be available for “Special Opportunity” recipients with life-threatening illnesses; the remaining five permits will be auctioned in accordance with regulations. 

Antlerless Deer Proposal, Hearings May 8 and 10

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board voted on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s 2018 antlerless deer hunting proposal on April 25.  Public hearings will be held May 8 in Rutland and May 10 in South Burlington to recap the results of the 2017 deer seasons and review the antlerless proposal.  The December muzzleloader season would have 27,000 antlerless permits, which would result in about 3,914 antlerless deer being taken. 

The hearings are scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. as follows:

Fishing & Fish Processing Seminars May 23-24 & 30

 

Learning how to properly prepare the fish you catch for the table is easiest when you can watch someone else do it well.  Two upcoming seminars presented by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are designed to show how it’s done.

May 23-24: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is presenting a two-day “Introduction to Fishing and Fish Processing” seminar at the Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT, 05401. 

Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations.

More moose are hit by motorists in the spring than at any other time of the year.  There is another peak of activity in September and October, the breeding season for moose.

New Dead Creek Visitor Center Opens for Season May 11

 

ADDISON, Vt. - The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is announcing that the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison, Vermont, will be opening for the season on Friday, May 11.  The visitor center will be open Fridays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August and will offer a variety of free programs for all ages throughout the spring and summer. Hours will be expanded in the fall.      

Fun Fishing Events Being Held This Spring

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.  Many anglers remember their first fishing experience with a parent or mentor who taught them the basics and gave them the opportunity to catch fish.  That opportunity is now being replicated across Vermont through several programs that are specifically designed to teach beginners how to fish. 

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