Tag Archives: Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Sports
February 12, 2016

Vermont Master Angler Program adds “bonus challenge” for 2016

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announced Friday, Jan. 8, the addition of a multi-species “bonus challenge” to its popular Master Angler Program for 2016, aimed at further testing the fishing aptitude and knowledge of Vermont anglers.

“For six years now, anglers around the state…

Vermont’s migratory bird hunting seasons announced
Sports
September 10, 2015

Vermont’s migratory bird hunting seasons announced

Courtesy of VF&W

Canada goose season is open for hunters in Vermont from Sept. 1-25, then again Oct. 10 through Nov. 28.

Canada goose season

A Vermont-wide open hunting season for Canada geese will occur Sept. 1-25. The daily bag limit…

Endangered Vt. timber rattlers face deadly fungal disease
State News
August 19, 2015

Endangered Vt. timber rattlers face deadly fungal disease

Courtesy of Tom Rogers, Vt Fish & Wildlife

Vermont’s wildlife biologists are watching endangered timber rattlesnakes for signs they’ve been stricken with a newly discovered infection called “snake fungal disease.”

Vermont conservationists are battling a new obstacle in the effort to conserve the…

News Briefs
August 7, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

School districts look to future

Education reform law Act 46 with its tax incentives has gained the support of Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union school board members, who plan to lobby for an accelerated merger by fall 2017. Citing the financial gain, ARSU superintendent…

2015 lake sturgeon sampling yields encouraging results
Local News
July 22, 2015

2015 lake sturgeon sampling yields encouraging results

Vermont Fish & Wildlife photo

Jon Kimball and Chet MacKenzie of Vermont Fish & Wildlife with a lake sturgeon captured and released in the Winooski River in May.

Record number of sturgeon collected, tagged in Lake Champlain tributaries

RUTLAND—Fisheries staff from…

Birdwatchers revel in return of migratory songbirds
State News
June 17, 2015

Birdwatchers revel in return of migratory songbirds

Courtesy Vt. Fish & Wildlife

Ample opportunities exist to look for breeding birds throughout the spring and summer at Vermont’s 84 Wildlife Management Areas.

Local birders have good reason to be a-twitter. Migratory songbirds are back in the Vermont’s forests and…

Anglers reminded of lake sturgeon protection and state law
Sports
June 17, 2015

Anglers reminded of lake sturgeon protection and state law

Vermont Fish & Wildlife photo

Fisheries biologist Chet MacKenzie from Vermont Fish & Wildlife with a lake sturgeon captured and released this spring in the Winooski River.

RUTLAND – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers of the state…

Vermont bass fishing season opened June 13
Sports
June 17, 2015

Vermont bass fishing season opened June 13

Courtesy of Vt. Fish & Wildlife

Aiden Good of Pittsford, Vt., holds up a beautiful Vermont largemouth bass that he caught and released earlier this year. Saturday, June 13, marked the opening of Vermont’s regular bass season, which runs through Nov….