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Vermont Increases Bowhunter Education Effort

From Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

-- A new initiative from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has almost doubled the number of students certified in bowhunter education this year.

For the first time ever, bowhunter education was incorporated into the regular weekly sessions at the department's Green Mountain Conservation Camps. This meant 588 students left the camps with a hunter education orange card and bowhunter education yellow card in their pockets. 

Before this year, bowhunter education was only available at the advanced camp sessions for returning campers. Like hunter education, bowhunter education is mandatory in Vermont, and certification is required to buy an archery license. In the previous fiscal year, 758 hunters received their bowhunter certification, mostly from traditional courses in their communities.

For a list of bowhunting classes, go to or call the hunter education office at (802) 241-3720.

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