Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Youth Hunter Education Challenge, May 19

For Immediate Release:  April 18, 2012
Media Contact:  Chris Saunders, 802-241-3722

Youth Hunter Education Challenge, May 19

Youths can keep their hunting skills sharp at the upcoming Youth Hunter Education Challenge on May 19th.

The wait between your orange card and your next trip to the woods is a perfect time to hone your hunting skills. The Friends of the National Rifle Association, Vermont Bearhound Association, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are offering the perfect venue to do that: the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

The NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge is a free, day-long event for youth to practice their skills in firearms, archery and land navigation.  Open to all youth under 19 years of age who have completed hunter education, participants will receive expert instruction while working their way through stations to improve their hunting skills and knowledge.

The Challenge will be held 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th at the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp, Point of Pines Road, in Castleton.  Lunch, t-shirts and door prizes will be provided.  A hunter education card or a valid hunting license is required to participate.  All equipment will be provided.   Mentors, parents and guardians are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required by May 11, 2012.  To register, call or email Clint or Mary Gray at (802) 467-8445 or


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vermont Sportsmans Caucus


Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

April 17th 4:30PM - 7:00PM

Modeled after the highly successful Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and formed to provide a voice for sportsmen in the halls of state government, 38 state sportsmen’s caucuses exist in state legislatures throughout the country.
State legislators gathered at the Vermont State House in Montpelier in February of 2006 to form the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, becoming the 27th in the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) network.

Providing a communications network and interaction among state legislators, sportsmen's groups, industry and media, NASC and state sportsmen's caucuses are the core of the legislative front protecting and promoting hunting, fishing and wildlife management in state legislatures.

"Our number one priority is to protect our sporting constituents. However, it's also important to recognize that all Vermonters benefit from the hundreds of millions of dollars that outdoor sports generate annually in the state. Preserving our outdoor heritage just makes sense." Rep. Gail Fallar,
founding Caucus Co-Chair.

Bring: Your friends and family!

Your presence is requested!

Please Join Chairman Pat Brennan to discuss the issues facing Vermont’s sporting community and ways to help promote and protect our rural traditions and way of life.

Admission: Free

When: April 17th 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Montpelier, Vermont State House Cafeteria

Provided: Food, Cash Bar, Raffles, Door Prizes, Special Guests and More!

Information: Contact Rep. Pat Brennan at             (802) 863-3773       or

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NRA Grants administered by the VTFSC

If you are interested in hosting a WOT or NRA Day, and would like a grant for it, please follow the following link.:
NRA GRANTS admin'd by the VTFSC