Vermont FWD To Hold Bear Hunting Seminar

Vermont FWD, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (FWD) are holding a special course on bear hunting with the hopes that it will help improve the knowledge of first-time bear hunters in their state.

The "Getting Started in Bear Hunting" seminar will be held at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in West Addison on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

"Bears are very challenging to hunt, but hunters who know where to look can improve their success rate," says John Pellegrini, Vermont Hunter Education Training Coordinator.

Forrest Hammond, the department's bear biologist, will be leading presentations on bear biology, hunting tactics, regulations, and sharing a few recipes. Members of The Vermont Bear Hound Association will also be on hand to talk about the use of hounds in bear hunting.

The seminar will run from 9:00 in the morning until to 3:00pm. There is no charge for the seminar and they encourage attendees to bring a lunch with them.

Registration is required by calling Ann Shangraw at 1-802-241-3707, or by emailing her at

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