OJ 106 Seg 4

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Outdoor Journal
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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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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266228?starttime=1119000&end=1571
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OJ 106 Seg 3

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Outdoor Journal
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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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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266228?starttime=821000&end=1115
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  • Dead Creek Waterfowl Refuge, 802-759-2398
  • Goose Roundup Information, 802-878-1564

OJ 106 Seg 2

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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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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266228?starttime=585000&end=817
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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

Series: 
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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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266228?starttime=77000&end=580
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OJ 107 Seg 4

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
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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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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266201?starttime=1051000&end=1570
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OJ 107 Seg 3

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
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Bird Dog Training
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To train a bird dog requires a lot of basic obedience exercises. They must learn how to handle and carry game without destroying it. They must learn to work in the water. A dog must get to the point where it can use its hunting and tracking instincts to find game. The handler undergoes as much training as the dog. Developing into a finely tuned team takes practice and training. Hunting together creates a special bond between hunter and dog. We spent some time at the Diamond Brook Kennel in Brandon to get a taste of what it takes to train hunting dogs.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266201?starttime=779000&end=1048
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  • Lake Champlain Retriever Club
    PO Box 311
    Randolph Center, VT 05061
  • John Marchica
    802-273-3540
    Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club

OJ 107 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
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Natural Communities
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A natural community is an area that has experienced minimal human alteration. But when people spend time outdoors, in the woods or fields or along a stream, chances are they're passing through more than one natural community, sometimes resulting in a disturbance in the natural order. Understanding how these assemblages of plants, animals, insects, fish and reptiles co-exist can help preserve and protect the environment in which they live. We join Leif Richardson of the Vermont Non-game and Natural Heritage Program for a look at several natural communities in Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266201?starttime=523000&end=775
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OJ 107 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
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Mountain Biking
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Mountain biking can be a terrific way to get off the beaten path and enjoy Vermont's beautiful scenery. But there's a little more to mountain biking than just peddling. Trails can be an obstacle course of ruts, rocks, roots and steep downhill grades. It's to the rider's advantage to learn the correct way to mountain bike. Host Marianne Eaton spends a day at the Catamount Family Center in Williston for a little mountain biking primer to learn a few things about how to negotiate the trails. Then these skills are put to the test on the Contest Trail in Pittsfield for some serious single track riding in the mountains.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912266201?starttime=81000&end=519
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OJ 108 Seg 3

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
108
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Caving
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Caving is a tricky business and takes a lot of preparation. In addition to arming yourself with coveralls, helmets, lights, ropes and supply of the good batteries, you have to be ready to do a fair amount of scrambling, stooping, crawling and squeezing through tight places. But in addition to its challenges, caving has its rewards when you uncover thousands of years of geologic history. Unfortunately, many of these subterranean museums have been vandalized. That's why veterans of the underground are tight-lipped about their location. Host Marianne Eaton joins members of the Vermont Cavers Association in Rutland County for a trip underground to explore one of Vermont's deep treasures.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912239118?starttime=1026000&end=1583
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OJ 108 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
108
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Moose Management
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By 1896, Vermont's moose had been driven to near extinction by land clearing and hunting by the early settlers, so the Vermont legislature banned moose hunting. Last year, with a herd of almost 4,000 in the state, there were over 200 vehicle collisions with moose. The size of the herd prompted the first moose-hunting lottery in 1993. How does Vermonters handle the delicate balance between the desire to enjoy moose and the human conflicts that can occur? We join Cedric Alexander of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department on a trip to Wheelock Mountain to talk about managing moose and to see if we can get a glimpse of North America's largest mammal.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912239118?starttime=761000&end=1020
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