NEWS: Vermont’s Fall Fishing Opportunities Abound


September 20, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt – Vermont is renowned for its colorful fall foliage but fall also offers some of the best fishing opportunities of the year according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  Water temperatures are cooling. More solitude -- fewer people will be on the water.  Bass and northern pike go on feeding binges.  And lake trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout, and brook trout are preparing to spawn.   

Registration Open for "Municipal Day" Trainings

When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day

Register now for the sixth annual installment of this popular training.  New for 2018, sessions will be hosted in four locations around Vermont and a mix of full-day and half-day workshops will be offered.  Workshops take place in late October and early November, depending on location.  

Find out more, register and view full agendas for each location.

Intro to Canoe, Kayak Fishing at Waterbury Center Oct. 5


September 19, 2018

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will present an Intro to Canoe and Kayak Fishing seminar at Waterbury Center State Park at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5. 

“This program is perfect for the avid paddler looking to do a little more on the water,” said Corey Hart, an education specialist with the department.  “Instructors will cover fishing regulations, casting, ecology and more before going fishing on Waterbury Reservoir as a group.”

Chronic Wasting Diseas Discovered in Quebec Province: VT wildlife officials closely monitoring situation in Canada



September 19, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Canadian officials confirmed on September 14 the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a captive red deer herd in Quebec province. With the infected deer housed within 100 miles of the Vermont border, wildlife officials expressed concern for its proximity to the state and are carefully monitoring the potential for movement of deer across the border.


Wildlife Photographer to Give ‘The Art in Birding’ Presentation in Castleton on September 30


September 18, 2018

CASTLETON, Vt. –Vermont wildlife photographer Brian Machanic will present ‘The Art in Birding’ at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, Vermont on Sunday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. The presentation will be followed by a one-hour bird walk at the brand new Bonsawino Wildlife Management Area adjacent to the education center.


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