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Shutdown closes Vt. federal lands to hunters

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The federal government shutdown means that federal lands in Vermont will be closed to hunters, anglers and other users during the foliage season.

In the Northeast Kingdom, Nulhegan Basin Division and Putney Mountain Unit of the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge have closed to public.

The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is Swanton also is closed.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry says the shutdown hits Vermont during one of the state's busiest seasons for hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. He says this is a time when rural communities across Vermont really count on the local revenues generated by hunting and fishing activities.

He encourages checking the department website at www.vtfishandwildlife.com for other wildlife management areas and public lands.

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