Vermont Fish and Wildlife Reports

Vermont youth push continues with waterfowl hunt

(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)MONTPELIER, Vt. — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. That’s the premise behind Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend, Sept. 23-24. “Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training and experiences they need for lifelong…

Threatened snake species focus of Vermont study

Cindy Sprague handles a ratsnake as part of a study in Addison County to learn more about the snakes and aid in conservation efforts. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Sprague)NEW HAVEN, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is cooperating in a three-year study of an isolated population of eastern ratsnakes, a species that is listed as “Threatened” under the…