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Hunter Education Schedule (Statewide)

NRA Trap Shooting Camp - Every Sunday during May Ė September
North Country Sportsmanís Club, Gun Club Road, Williston, VT, Off Old Creamery Road.  from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Agenda: Each session will be limited to 10 people: Cost: $20 per individual and pre-registration is recommended since each session will be limited to 10 people. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Cost includes loaner shotgun, ammunition, clay birds, and eye and ear protection. Contact: Tom Blair, (802) 872-8329 (please, no calls after 8:00 p.m.) or via email at tblairvt@comcast.net . A registration form is also available at www.shootncsc.com.

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Scheduled Events:

 

June 2 - 4, 2014, Wilderness First Responder Recertification/Challenge
For folks who need to keep their WFR certification up to date. This course is an intensive review and retesting of the WFR curriculum with a CPR update and other updates where protocols or treatment options may have changed. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

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June 6 - 12, 2014, Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness Medicine: Wilderness First Responder Certification. We offer Wilderness First Responder certification and recertification classes for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course is taught in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates of Maine. As an outdoor person you may find yourself in a situation where help is more than a phone call away. Typical first aid courses train students to provide care before an ambulance arrives. This course is designed for people who often travel where dialing 911 is not an option. It is experiential and tough, with emphasis on practical sessions and video taped simulations using mock victims. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

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June 16-17 & 18-19, 2014, - Swiftwater Rescue
* In order to register for First Aid, CPR, River Rescue and Level II Whitewater Training Courses, you must be registered in our Whitewater Guide Training (Level I) course. Space is limited for Guide Training. Call Today 1-800-348-8871 to register for our upcoming 2014 Maine Guide Training Courses.

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June 20, Hunter-Bowhunter Education Course
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a combination hunter education and bowhunter education class geared toward women on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at Mountain Deer Taxidermy in Northfield. Participants must first pass the online firearms course prior to taking part in the field day, which is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website (http://www.hunter-ed.com/vermont/), as well as fill out their bowhunter manual (for a manual, call Nicole Corrao at 802-318-1347). The field days will cover basic firearm handling and safety, proper shooting techniques, treestand safety, game tracking, ethical hunting practices, basic survival skills, and hunting regulations. Participants are encouraged to dress for a day outdoors, regardless of weather. Participants who successfully pass the final written exam will receive a Hunter Education Firearm Safety Certification Card, as well as the Hunter Education Bowhunter Safety Card, which are valid in all U.S. States and Canadian Provinces, as well as several other countries.  The event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday. For more information and to register for the class, view the class online: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/47675 .

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June 22-25, 2014, - Advanced Whitewater Guide Training (Level II)
* In order to register for First Aid, CPR, River Rescue and Level II Whitewater Training Courses, you must be registered in our Whitewater Guide Training (Level I) course. Space is limited for Guide Training. Call Today 1-800-348-8871 to register for our upcoming 2014 Maine Guide Training Courses.

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June 22 - 26, Fourth Annual Fly Fishing Summer Camp for Teens
Vermont Trout Unlimited announces year four of their fly fishing camp for Vermont teens, ages 13 to 16, to be held Sunday June 22nd through Thursday June 26th at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages, www.quimbycountry.com,  in Averill, Vermont. Teens interested in learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their skill level alongside some of Vermontís most accomplished fly anglers are invited to apply. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Pat Berry supports TUís educational efforts. ďTUís Fly Fishing Camp for Teens has quickly developed into an incredible program dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women to help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future.Ē For complete information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp, an application form, and a video of the camp, go to www.vermonttroutcamp.com  or e-mail Ray Daigle, camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com , or call Ray at 802-793-2819. 

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July 12,  Poultney, VT -  Plant ID Walk
Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Lake St. Catherine. Learn to identify local flora ó flowers, edibles, medicinal Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Lake St. Catherine. Learn to identify local flora ó flowers, edibles, medicinal Lake St. Catherine 3034 VT Rte. 30 - South 802-287-9158 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/catherine.htm 

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July 12, Groton, VT -  Bird Walk
Join Sue Wetmore for a morning walk to find the breeding birds of the Lake St. Catherine area. Warblers, thrushes, vireos are some of the possible birds you may see. Groton Nature Center 1595 Boulder Beach Road 802-365-7500 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/groton-nature.html 

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July 13-18,Vermont Wildlife Course for Educators
Vermontís popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators will be held July 13-18, 2014. The hands-on field course that gets educators out into Vermontís streams, forests and wetlands with some of the stateís leading natural resource experts takes place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury. Now in its 29th year, ďWildlife Management for Educators,Ē is a one-week, three-credit graduate course taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife and other Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) staff through the University of Vermont. Tuition is $770 for the week -- books, food and overnight facilities are included. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. A course description and schedule of activities are available from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Departmentís website at www.vtfishandwildlife.com  under ďgeneral education.Ē You can also contact them by calling (802) 371-9975 or emailing Alison.Thomas@state.vt.us . Buck Lake Conservation Camp in located east of Route 14, north of Woodbury Village.

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July, 15 - 17, Adventure Riding Training - Intermediate, Advanced Training/Bike Maintenance Clinic
Adventure Riders International is teaching Intermediate and Advanced Adventure Riding training in North Ferrisburgh, VT, July 15th,16th and 17th. The classes are intended for riders of larger dual-sport bikes and are ideal for riders on KLR650, BMW GS or similar motorcycles. They will also be offering a Bike Maintenance training clinic at Jay Peak on Friday July 18th. The Intermediate class is targeted towards riders with some off-road experience, but who still find obstacles challenging. Riders who are self-taught and looking for instruction in the proper technique will find this class ideal. Students will learn motorcycle dynamics, proper lifting of a downed motorcycle, proper body position, techniques for slow riding, riding washboards and ruts, clutch control, how to do an emergency stop, water crossing, steep hill descents and line selection. experienced dual-sport riders who are looking to improve their skills should take the Advanced class. Advanced students will learn proper use of brakes, utilizing ABS properly, handling huge descents, reading the terrain, side hilling technique to traverse steep hills, riding in sand, mud and water, using a GPS and breaking trail, how to set a proper pace, in-field repairs and proper bike prep. http://motorcycle-vermont.com/events/adventure-riders-international-summer-2014-classes/

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July 18 and 19, Hunter Education Instructor Training
At Buck Lake Camp. If you or someone you know needs training, contact me before July 14th to reserve your spot. Overnight accommodations are available at camp. To become a Hunter Education Instructor, applicants must send their completed application and supporting documentation to me, and then be successfully interviewed by a Game Warden. Once the Warden interview is completed with a favorable recommendation, the applicant will take the instructor training. After instructor training, the applicant will apprentice with a Chief Instructor (or an instructor designated by the Department). If you would like to submit an application to become an instructor, please e-mail me. nicole.corrao@state.vt.us 

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July 20-26, Core Survival Skills
This is the class in which the whole school is centered upon, the earth based skills that is a way of life we as people lived for numerous generations. This is a week long course that covers the foundations of wilderness living. Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Fibers, Tracking, and Awareness are some of the fundamental skills taught. This is for those new to the woods, and those that aren't at all, who want a more enriching deep connection with the natural world. www.rootsvt.com  192 Bear Notch Rd., Bradford, Vermont 05033 802.456.1253

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July 26,  East Dorset, VT -  Plant ID Walk
Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Emerald Lake State Park. Learn to identify local flora ó flowers, edibles, medi Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Emerald Lake State Park. Learn to identify local flora ó flowers, edibles, and more. This event will be held from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Emerald Lake State Park 65 Emerald Lake Lane 802-362-1655 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/emerald.htm 

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August 2 - 3, Felting
Felting is what takes loose strands of wool and transforms it into a workable and versatile fabric. For thousands of years felt has been used for shelter, clothing, armor, musical instruments, rugs, bags, and is a hard to beat option for hunting camouflage. While being a notably versatile fabric, it is also easy to learn. This class will focus on the properties and techniques of wet felting/fulling with sheep's wool. For the class we will lay out our wool and felt seamless bags. While felting we will discuss wool preparation, natural dyes, and more exotic fibers. We will cover dry needle felting at the end of the class time allowing. So come learn this traditional art, and go home knowing how to make fabric! www.rootsvt.com   192 Bear Notch Rd., Bradford, Vermont 05033 802.456.1253

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August 7 - 8, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Course with Mike Mather
Our emphasis is on judgment and managing river rescue situations, as well as river rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment. Rescuing swimmers and pinned boats will is covered. Participants should have some familiarity with whitewater. http://www.kayaklesson.com/basic_swiftwater_rescue.htm

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August 10 - 16, Ancient Scout
This course is not about preparing for an eventual catastrophe that may never come, it is about living life on the top of your game, knowing your limits and how to push beyond them, and learning to blend with the natural landscape in a profound way. For many tribes of native people, survival depended on the awareness, skill, and cunning of their scouts. The scouts held the role of protectors by being the eyes and ears of the tribe. The skills of high speed invisible survival, stealth, natural camouflage, martial arts, traps, tracking, team movement, and advanced awareness were all brought to their highest levels by the ancient scouts who protected our ancestors. This course will be an introduction to this vast world. Days will be long and filled with a variety of the previously mentioned skills, and nights will be late with nighttime exercises challenging students to apply what they have learned. Must be willing to work through demanding situations in a team and learn through edge experiences. Fast-paced, high-intensity, and as much fun as we know how to have. As well as the Roots Instructor Staff, Ben Goodrich, of New England Ninjutsu will joining us to instruct in basic Taijustsu techniques daily. www.rootsvt.com   192 Bear Notch Rd., Bradford, Vermont 05033 802.456.1253.

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August 16 - 17, 2-day Basic Swiftwater Rescue
Geared toward the novice to intermediate paddler, our 2-day Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course is based on a curriculum developed by the American Canoe Association, and is designed to teach both river rescue techniques and safe river-running practices in all river craft. Our emphasis is on judgment and managing river rescue situations, as well as river rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment. Rescuing swimmers and pinned boats will is covered. Participants should have some familiarity with whitewater. http://www.kayaklesson.com/basic_swiftwater_rescue.htm

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Aug 17 - 23, Advanced Scout
In this course we take what you have learned in Ancient Scout and expand and deepen your knowledge and expirience through a series fast paced exercises and lessons. In this course we will continue Ninjustsu training with Ben Goodrich of New England Ninjutsu. For those who have taken Ancient Scout, you know there is only much we can say about this course. This course will include advance camouflage, ghille, and custom gear modifications, escape and evasion, ambushing, advanced work with traps, tactics and planning, long term scout shelters, and much more. We are excited to share new information and to have the time to push training elements to a new level with a solid group of Scout Class graduates. This course can be taken back to back with Ancient Scout. Please know however you will need to be ready for an intense two weeks of training. www.rootsvt.com   192 Bear Notch Rd., Bradford, Vermont 05033 802.456.1253.

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Sept 24 - 25, Fairlee, Vermont, - 71st Annual Vermont Governorís Conference on Recreation
The 71st Annual Vermont Governorís Conference on Recreation will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont on Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25, 2014. Recreation, park, trail, and commercial professionals, volunteers and students from a variety of communities in Vermont, New Hampshire, and throughout New England have attended this conference in the past. I would like to invite you to this yearís conference. Our Exhibit Hall is open to all who represent companies and organizations that provide supplies, equipment, or program services related to recreation, parks, trails, and/or therapeutic recreation. Attached is our Exhibitorís Brochure on how to become an exhibitor. There are a limited number of spaces, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please take advantage of this opportunity and register today. Please donít hesitate to contact me if you have other questions. I can be reached at 846-4121 or tgoodwin@sburl.com

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November 15 - 16, 2014, Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Join staff of SOLO for a two-day introductory course in wilderness medical emergencies. Course includes lectures and practical simulations. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts and trip leaders. AHA CPR available for $45. Recognized by American Camp Association and various guide licensing boards.
The resident participant fee of $250 includes meals, lodging and course. Day participant's fee of $195 includes lunch and course.  All course fees are due in full upon registration. A confirmation packet will be sent to you upon receipt of registration form and fee. To register by phone (using Mastercard, VISA or Discover Card), or for more information, please call Lynn Daly at 802-333-3405. You can also fax to Lynn's attention at 802-333-3404. Pre-registration is required. www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-first-aid

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Nov. 15 to 16, 2014, Wilderness First Responder Recertification
This two-day review is designed to recertify indiviuals previously certified as Wilderness First Responders. Although open to any WFR graduate, SOLO currently has reciprocity with WMI/NOLS and WMA; graduates of these programs can be recertified through SOLO providing their certification is current at the time of the course. CPR Recertification is available for an additional fee. Proof of eligible WFR and CPR training must be provided to SOLO before renewal cards will be issued. Resident fee of $280 includes meals, lodging, and course. Day students' fee of $235 includes lunch and the course. http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-first-responder-re-certification/

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Dec 8-16, 2014,  Wilderness First Responder
80-hour, wilderness emergency care course to provide outdoor leaders, guides, rangers, and enthusiasts with the knowledge needed to deal with crises in remote settings. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision making. May be used as first half of a WEMT bridge course with SOLO.
Cost: $900 (meals, lodging, course, materials), $720 commuter (lunch, course materials). http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-first-responder/

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December 13, 2014, EMT Wild Day
A one-day course to recertify the wilderness component for a current EMT. Eight hours National Registry CEUs. Cost: $145 (includes meals, and training materials);  All course fees are due in full upon registration. A confirmation packet will be sent to you upon receipt of registration form and fee. To register by phone (using Mastercard, VISA or Discover Card), or for more information, please call Lynn Daly at 802-333-3405. You can also fax to Lynn's attention at 802-333-3404. Pre-registration is required. http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-emt/

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December 13 to 17, 2014, Wilderness Module
This course is designed to upgrade current First Responders to the WFR level and current EMTs to the Wilderness EMT level. The focus of the course is on emergency care needed when you are separated by time/distance from definitive medical care and do not have the luxury of an ambulance at your disposal. Practical simulations provide hands on rescue skills. Certification for the course is dependent upon passing both the written and practical exams. For National Registry EMTís this course is typically counted as 40 hours of continuing education. Resident fee of $600 includes meals, lodging, and course. Day participant's fee of $490 includes lunch and the course. http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-emt/

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January 3 - 5, 2015, Wilderness First Responder Recertification/Challenge
For folks who need to keep their WFR certification up to date. This course is an intensive review and retesting of the WFR curriculum with a CPR update and other updates where protocols or treatment options may have changed. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

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January 7 - 13, 2015, Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness Medicine: Wilderness First Responder Certification. We offer Wilderness First Responder certification and recertification classes for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course is taught in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates of Maine. As an outdoor person you may find yourself in a situation where help is more than a phone call away. Typical first aid courses train students to provide care before an ambulance arrives. This course is designed for people who often travel where dialing 911 is not an option. It is experiential and tough, with emphasis on practical sessions and video taped simulations using mock victims. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm


 

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