OJ 104 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
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104
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Hang Gliding
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Humans have thought about flying under their own power since they first looked up at the sky. Hang gliding is a way to fulfill that fantasy. For many, the image of hang gliding is running off a small hill and staying up for a few seconds. With the proper training, hang glider pilots can launch off the side of a mountain and stay aloft for hours at a time, thousands of feet up in the air. Host Marianne Eaton takes a lesson at the Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, New Hampshire and then joins a pilot for a tandem ride at 2500 feet.

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OJ 105 Seg 4

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Outdoor Journal
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Sailing
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With their graceful lines and rugged seaworthiness, Friendship Sloops were the boat of choice for lobster fisherman off the rugged coast of Maine in the late nineteenth century. Though motor powered craft replaced these beautiful boats there are still many in existence and sailed primarily as yachts. Host Marianne Eaton spent a day on Lake Champlain aboard a Friendship Sloop from the Whistling Man Schooner Company in Burlington and learned some of the basics of sailing.

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OJ 105 Seg 3

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Outdoor Journal
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Scuba Diving
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When most people think of Vermont "scuba diver's paradise" doesn't exactly spring to mind. But because of its cold temperatures, Lake Champlain holds one of the best collections of shipwrecks in the United States. Vermont was one of the first states to create a public underwater historic preserve, with seven shipwreck sites currently open to the public. But to see them up close, you have to dive. We spent some time recently with a class at the Waterfront Diving Center in Burlington to get a first-hand look at what it takes to scuba dive.

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OJ 105 Seg 2

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
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Stream Fish Survey
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To properly manage Vermont's streams, wildlife officials need to survey them. The information gathered from these stream surveys is used in determining minimum lengths and quantities for anglers in addition to stocking needs and assessments of the overall stream health. Detailed records are kept on each survey and compared with previous findings to help determine environmental impacts of development near the streams. We tagged along this past spring with two Vermont Wildlife Fisheries Biologists to see how a stream is surveyed.

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  • Bald Hill Fish Culture Station
    60 Abbott Hill Road
    West Burke, VT 05871-9644
    Supervisor: Chris Thompson
    Fish Culturist: John Talbot
    802-467-3660
  • Bennington Fish Culture Station
    R.R. 2, Box 3859
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Supervisor: Monty Walker
    Assistant Supervisor: Vacant
    Fish Culturists: Brook Bicking,
    Todd Lincoln
    Fish Culture Worker: Thomas Dwyer
    802-447-2844
  • Ed Weed Fish Culture Station
    14 Bell Hill Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    Supervisor: Dan Marchant
    Maintenance Supervisor: Mark LaBonte
    and Kevin Kelsey
    Fish Culturists: James Bellinghiri,
    Gabe Cameron,Tom Chairvolotti,Sean Hilpl,
    Priscilla Stutz-Lumbra, Gregory Owens
    802-372-3171
  • Roxbury Fish Culture Station
    3696 Roxbury Road
    Roxbury, VT 05669
    Supervisor: Ralph Barber
    Fish Culturists: Dudley Leavitt,
    Ross Wehnke
    802-485-7568
  • Salisbury Fish Culture Station
    646 Lake Dunmore Rd.
    Salisbury, VT 05759
    Supervisor: Tom Dumont
    Assistant Supervisor: George Scribner
    Fish Culturists: Michael Ellis,
    Allan Moorehouse
    802-352-4371
  • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

OJ 105 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
Zone: 
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Float Fishing Trip
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Drift boats such as the "McKenzie" and "Rogue" have a rich history. Developed in the 1930s in Oregon these oar-powered boats with their wide, flat bottoms became the craft of choice for fisherman negotiating the sometimes-treacherous McKenzie and Rouge rivers. Today variations of the original drift boat designs are popular with guides and fisherman needing to negotiate shallow stretches of river. The boats offer a terrific platform from which to fly-fish from. Host Lawrence Pyne joined John Marshall of "River Excitement" in Hartland Four-Corners for a day of fishing from his "McKenzie" on the Connecticut River.

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OJ 106 Seg 4

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
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Dead Creek
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Every October, the skies over Addison, Vt., are alive with geese. That's when thousands of migrating Canada and snow geese descend on the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area for a little feeding and lots of honking on their way south for the winter. It's an area where hunters and bird watchers co-exist. Host Marianne Eaton and Bryan Pfeiffer of Vermont Bird Tours visit Dead Creek to see the geese make the annual stopover. While there, they venture into the management area to explore other habitats where wildlife exist.

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OJ 106 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
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Goose Roundup
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Keeping tabs on our wildlife populations is key to not only preserving various species, but also to keeping track of habitat quality. When it comes to goose management, one way to keep tabs on these birds is through banding programs. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department holds an annual Goose Roundup every summer at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area where volunteers spend a day herding and banding geese.

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  • Dead Creek Waterfowl Refuge, 802-759-2398
  • Goose Roundup Information, 802-878-1564

OJ 106 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
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Decoy Carver
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A few years ago, duck hunter and homicide detective for the Vermont State Police, Tim Bombardier, decided to try carving duck decoys. Eight hundred decoys later, he's still at it. We recently spent a day with Tim learning about what goes into building a useable decoy and then put them to the test on Shelburne Pond.

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  • Tim Bombardier
    Lake Champlain Decoys
    160 Lemroy Court
    Richmond, Vermont 05477
    802-434-5253
  • See also, Tim's bio on the Duck Hunter's Boat Page.

OJ 106 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
106
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Duck Hunt
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The Missisquoi National Wildlife Management Refuge is home to one of the largest and most productive waterfowl habitats in Vermont. Although the refuge attracts waterfowl most of the year, peak use is in the fall when more than 20,000 ducks are anticipated annually. Thanks to a managed hunting program, duck hunters can enjoy an experience like no other in Vermont. Host Lawrence Pyne joins hunter Dave Greenough for a day of duck hunting at the Refuge.

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OJ 107 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
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Upland Bird Hunting
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When it comes to hunting for upland game birds there's nothing more enjoyable and challenging than grouse and woodcock. These birds lay low and blend into their habitat, making it almost impossible to see them until they take flight. The most efficient way to hunt them is by using bird dogs. Host Lawrence Pyne joins John Hayes of Kirby Mountain Kennels in East Burke for a day of upland bird hunting.

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