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August 24, 2016

Cook up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit

Cook up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit

 Saturday, Aug. 27—RANDOLPH—Interested in cooking up locally-sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit in your kitchen this fall? Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be holding a “Small Game Hunting” seminar focusing on bird, rabbit and squirrel hunting.

The seminar will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Randolph Fish & Game Club in Randolph. 

Tom Jones of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will lead the seminar off with a workshop on hunting rabbits with beagles. Former Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry will give a demonstration on hunting ruffed grouse with his award-winning bird dogs. Eric Nuse, retired game warden and creator of the ‘Vermont Wild’ book series, will give a squirrel hunting workshop. The seminar will conclude with a shooting workshop hosted by Randolph Fish and Game.

“Both experienced and first-time small game hunters stand to benefit from this seminar,” said John Pellegrini, hunter education training coordinator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “This is an absolutely all-star lineup of presenters of current and former Fish & Wildlife Department staff as well as volunteer instructors. Not only are they knowledgeable instructors, but they’re also fantastic storytellers. It’s sure to be a fun time for everyone involved.”

The seminar is free and includes lunch. Sign up by Wednesday, Aug. 24 at vtfishandwildlife.com. Space is limited to the first 30 signups and seminars fill up quickly. 

For more info, call John Pellegrini at 802-272-2909.

Courtesy of VTF&W
Former VTF&W Commissioner Patrick Berry will give a presentation on ruffed grouse hunting with his award-winning bird dogs at an upcoming seminar.

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