In Vermont, a chance to learn about wildlife from biologists, wardens

The Vermont Wildlife Open House Meeting, March 25 at Middlebury High School, is a unique opportunity to learn about the state’s wildlife and its habitats. (Photo by Tom Rogers/Vermont Fish & Wildlife)

MONTPELIER, Vt. – If you like to learn about wildlife, you will want to attend Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s free “Open House Wildlife Meeting” at Middlebury High School on Saturday, March 25, from 12:30-5 p.m. local time.

“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in Vermont’s wildlife to learn about the science supporting their existence in our state,” said Mark Scott, Vermont’s director of wildlife. “State wildlife biologists, who manage many of our wildlife species and who help preserve their habitats, will be on hand to explain their work and answer questions.”

Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter, Fish and Wildlife Board members and state game wardens also will be on hand to listen to concerns and answer questions.

The meeting will include reports on results of Vermont’s 2016 deer, moose, bear, and turkey seasons as well as a proposal for the 2017 moose hunting season. Information also will be provided on the Farm Bill Program, bear-wind research, chronic wasting disease, bear-human conflicts, and Vermont’s habitat stamp program.

“A special attraction this year is the furbearer identification session for kids that will be held concurrently,” said Scott, “so be sure to bring your young wildlife enthusiasts to the meeting.  Theresa Elmer, vice-chair of the Fish and Wildlife Board and veteran hunter education instructor will lead this hands-on fun program.”

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