Vermont Fish & Wildlife News: Ice fishing safety, deer poaching and a lifetime winner

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife News: Ice fishing safety, deer poaching and a lifetime winner

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:25am -- Anonymous

Vermont Fish & Wildlife The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary. F&W officers also made several arrests, mainly for deer poaching, in Chittenden County last fall. And William Pinney, 65, of Warren, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery. 

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VT F&W Offers Ice Safety Tips

 

The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary.

 

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Game Wardens Make Several Arrests 

Vermont State Game Wardens made several deer poaching arrests in northern Chittenden County this fall. 
 
"Vermont's State Game Wardens were vigilant and effective this fall at protecting the state's wildlife from poachers," said Col. Jason Batchelder, Vermont Fish & Wildlife's head of law enforcement.  "They not only made several high-profile arrests, but we believe their presence on the landscape also deterred many would-be poachers and prevented several potential safety issues."

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William Pinney of Warren Wins Vermont's Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery
William Pinney, 65, of Warren, Vermont, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery.  With his lifetime license, Pinney will be entitled to hunt and fish for free for life.  He was drawn as the winner from among 10,650 lottery tickets purchased in 2017. 
 
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