Tonight we will be having a preliminary deer check meeting in Aiken 202 from 6:30-7 pm! If you are already sure of committing to volunteer at a check station, please fill out this form! Afterwards, VT turtle biologist, Steve Parren, will be in Aiken 103 at 7 pm to discuss turtle management and the upcoming turtle beach clean-up day, which will be happening on this Saturday–sign up here!
Use this link to sign up to participate in volunteer tree planting on Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Help restore habitat to celebrate National Public Lands Day!
Visit our events page for information on upcoming opportunities this fall!
Unfortunately, due to extreme cold temperatures and lack of shooting range times, the Hunter Safety Education course planned for this weekend has been cancelled. We will plan another weekend and those who applied for the original course will be given priority.
Check out this article about our very own WFS chapter written by our co-presidents, Erin and Becca, and our treasurer, Mathias, on the Wildlife Society web page!
Interested in getting your hunter safety certification? WFS is hosting an official Vermont Hunter Safety Education course at Jericho Research Forest on February 21st and 22nd. This two day course has traditional classroom portions as well as a field aspect. There may be a fee in order to participate.
Please use the Google Form link to sign-up for the course. There is a 20 person cap, and people with cars (that are willing to carpool) will have priority.
You must sign up by Thursday, February 12th at 12pm!
Google Form Sign-up Sheet:
If you are unable to attend this event but wish to take the course, check out the other courses that are offered throughout the state or the online course.
Other VT Hunter Safety Courses:
Hey all! Remember that our first WFS Meeting of the semester is TOMORROW (1/21) in Aiken 110 at 7:00pm! We will be hosting guest speakers current Vermont game warden Jenna Reed and retired Vermont game warden Eric Nuse.
We will also be announcing the events planned for this spring semester.
Just a reminder that THIS Wednesday (11/5, Aiken 102, 7pm) is the last meeting before we depart for youth and rifle weekend. Both Adam Murkowski (Vermont deer biologist) and Jenna Paige (Vermont Department of Health) will be presenting procedures and expectations for the upcoming weekends. We will be filling out paperwork, handing out sampling kits, and you will be receiving your final station assignments and partners. Skipping this meeting is NOT an option! If you are not present for this meeting, then you will not be going to a deer check station. Please also remember to bring $5 to contribute to gas costs!!
If you are planning on participating in Youth and/or Rifle Weekends, you MUST attend BOTH of our upcoming meetings on Wednesday, October 15 and Wednesday, November 5. Both meetings will be held at 7pm in Aiken 102. At the second meeting, we will be meeting with Adam Murkowski (VT deer biologist) and Jenna Paige (Department of Health) to go over expectations, procedures, and collect paperwork.
Please sign up only if you can make a firm commitment.