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When I was young everyone in my family hunted and fished. In fact, when I was young, it seemed like everyone in Vermont hunted and fished. At Otter Valley, where I went to high school, absenteeism shot up during deer season. Going to deer camp was a rite of passage for most teenage boys. Almost all of my neighbors hunted and fished. On the other hand, I never knew a single person who trapped until years later when I moved to Montana. In Montana I occasionally worked with a neighbor who claimed to be a direct descendant of Kit Carson, and who was a trapper. In Montana I got to see trapping up close and personal. It wasn’t pretty.

ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is taking place in Vermont. Steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds.

Hunting and fishing are traditional uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge (NFWR) welcomes people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in recreational hunting and fishing.