Dead Creek Day is Oct. 4, 2003
For Immediate Release: September 26, 2003
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
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
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