While there has been an uptick in the number of people hunting during the pandemic, Vermont wildlife officials say the overall trend of people hunting in Vermont has been in decline. A new mentoring program aims to attract new recruits to a time-honored Vermont tradition.
Moose hunting was back in Vermont this year after not having a season in 2019. Our Ike Bendavid went to Essex County, where the state’s only hunt took place earlier this month, to learn about what wildlife managers are doing to protect the shrinking population.
The work to rehabilitate Vermont’s peregrine falcon population has been largely successful over the last few years, but Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials says the raptors are still having some issues when it comes to nesting.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department officials say they've received a record number of calls about black bear sightings in the month of June and they're concerned those interactions will increase now that the state's new composting law is in effect.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced all sorts of workplaces to change up their procedures to accommodate for physical distancing and that includes the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.
As Vermonters have been staying close to home the past several weeks, Our Ike Bendavid spoke with Vermont Fish & Wildlife's Ali Thomas about some critters in the back yard who practiced social-distancing before it was cool.
Wildlife experts say bears around our region are making an early appearance this year. Our Ike Bendavid talked with Vermont Fish and Wildlife to find out why this is happening and what impact it might have.
Bats, like some other mammals, hibernate during the winter. Our Ike Bendavid joined Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists in Rutland County to check on all six hibernating species of bats in Vermont, five of which are threatened or endangered.
Starting this week, Vermont Fish and Wildlife will send out a survey to anglers throughout the state. Our Ike Bendavid sat down with the biologist leading the research to find out more about what they hope to learn from anglers and how it could help the state.
As the leaves are starting to change, another sign of fall is migratory birds passing through the Green Mountains on their way south. Our Ike Bendavid went to the Dead Creek Wildlife Center in Addison to find out what to expect this year.
Brook trout are one of the many fish that fill local streams and creeks and are a nice catch for anglers. But for scientists, catching the fish can provides not only information on the health of the species, but important clues about the health of ecosystem.
Every year, Vermont Fish and Wildlife stocks about 18,000 trophy trout into the lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. And it's not just in rural areas. Our Ike Bendavid caught up with Fish and Wildlife as they got some help from students in Rutland.
Some uncommon owls are making their presence known in our region. Plus, it's springtime and that means migratory birds are heading this way. Our Celine McArthur learned more about what's going on with all these busy birds.
It's well known that Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state in the nation. But what you might not know is there's a relatively new push to protect the trees and wildlife that live in the sugarbush.
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is underway right now, with bird enthusiasts tallying up their backyard visitors. Bird expert Bridget Butler spoke with our Galen Ettlin about how the information collected by citizens helps scientists.