Free Ice Fishing Day, Jan. 26

Free Ice Fishing Day, Jan. 26

Saturday is Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. It’s also when the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

Ice, life and the humble, mighty water molecule

By DECLAN MCCABE Come mid-January, when I’m acclimatized to Vermont’s winter, I enjoy an occasional stroll on the icy surface of Lake Champlain. I favor bays sheltered from the brunt of winter winds where the ice has had ample time to thicken. I pull microspikes on over my boots and off I go. There’s room… Read More »

Officials credit banner deer harvest in Vermont to snow, warming climate

By COLIN MEYNVTDIGGER.ORG This year’s deer harvest in Vermont was the biggest on almost two decades, thanks to recent mild winters, lots of snow in November, and an abundance of muzzleloader permits. That’s the word from Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials. Vermont hunters killed 18,845 deer during the youth, archery, rifle and muzzleloader seasons combined.… Read More »

Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging drivers to be alert for birds of prey that are seeking food along the highway this time of year due to snow-covered ground. Many species of hawks and owls are hit by motor vehicles on highways when they swoop down to catch small rodents crossing the open… Read More »

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Jan. 26 when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. That day the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

Register for UVM master gardener course until Jan. 16

The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Program is accepting registrations until Jan. 16 for its 16-week home horticulture course. The online non-credit course will run from Jan. 18 through May 10 with live question-and-answer sessions on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. All sessions will be recorded. Prior gardening knowledge is not mandatory. Participants need basic… Read More »