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The hermit thrush, our bird ambassador.

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Open House and Art Exhibit

The Refuge will celebrate the 23nd anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The theme for 2016 IMBD is “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation.”

Black Bear on the Deck VTFW

It’s Time to Remove Bird Feeders

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows are causing bears to come out of their winter dens early in search of a meal. The department recommends taking down bird feeders now to avoid attracting them.

Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed. Bringing feeders in at night doesn’t work, because bears will still feed on seed that is spilled on the ground.

Wild Turkey

Turkey Hunting Seminars, April 2 & 3

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting two free turkey hunting seminars this spring – one on Saturday, April 2, the other on Sunday, April 3.

“Both experienced and first-time turkey hunters stand to benefit from these seminars,” said Hunter Education Training Coordinator John Pellegrini. “We will provide A-Z hunting information, including safe hunting practices, specialized equipment, calls, site setup, and other strategies for harvesting turkeys.”