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9-26-2003

Dead Creek Day is Oct. 4, 2003

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2003
Media Contacts: Lilla Lumbra – (802) 241-1454 Dave Sausville (802) 759-2398

DEAD CREEK WILDLIFE DAY IS OCT. 4 THIS YEAR

       WATERBURY, VT – The second annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day on October 4 will feature over 40 activities sure to interest anyone who enjoys hunting, fishing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, canoeing, or nature study.

This day-long celebration of Vermont’s wildlife will take place at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area on Route 17 west of Route 22A, in Addison.

The events begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. and feature wildlife demonstrations, slide shows, exhibits, field trips, and lots of family fun. Admission and parking are free.

Educational presentations will include a free-flying Andean condor, the world’s largest flying bird with a ten-foot wingspan, a bird-banding demonstration, and peregrine falcons and other birds of prey.

Other activities will include hunting dog handling, waterfowl calling and decoy sets, a reptile and amphibian forest walk, moose ecology and hunting tips, fly tying and casting, Vermont bats, fish identification, building bluebird boxes, wildlife viewing from a boat or canoe, and much more.

Wildlife artisans will be there selling their art and crafts, and local vendors will be selling refreshments. Plus, the annual migration of geese will provide spectacular viewing throughout the day.

The festival is hosted by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Vermont
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Otter Creek Audubon Society, Addison County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc., and Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and schedule of events call Vermont Fish & Wildlife at (802) 241-3700 or visit their web site: www.vtfishandwildlife.com and look for the Dead Creek Wildlife Day link. Seating for the wildlife viewing boat tour is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost is $5.00 per seat.
Please call (802) 241-3700 to register.

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For Further Information please contact: Lil Lumbra at 802-241-3700 or email to lil.lumbra@anr.state.vt.us

 

 

 

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