GOVERNOR  SHUMLIN'S

1ST YOUTH SPORTING CONFERENCE

 
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GOVERNOR SHUMLIN'S 1ST YOUTH SPORTING CONFERENCE

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GOVERNOR SHUMLIN'S 1ST ANNUAL YOUTH SPORTING CONFERENCE

 

The Vermont Bearhound Association, a statewide organization, sponsored the 1st Annual Governor's Youth Sporting Conference at the Barre Fish & Game Club on March 12, 2011 at 10:00AM. 

Youth from around the state joined Governor Shumlin for a round table discussion on their hunting and fishing experiences.  Topics included their personal experiences and ways to get more young people involved.  They also discussed ways to increase the advance weeks at the Vermont Green Mountain Conservation Camp's sponsored by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  One youth wanted the Vt. Fish & Wildlife to get information into the schools for hunting, fishing and conservation camp opportunities.  Another youth felt that youth should not shoot spike horns on youth weekend.  The Governor asked how each of the youth felt about that idea, and they unanimously voted they should not harvest spike horns but hunt by the same rules as regular hunting season (2 points on one side).   One youth said this would leave the spike horns and youths would hunt bigger bucks by doing so. 

Patrick Berry, Commissioner of Vermont Fish & Wildlife was also at the round table discussion.  Commissioner Berry said his department is finding more ways to educate the public on wildlife management, Conservation Camps and getting information into the schools with the outreach programs.

The Governor asked each youth to take 2 other youths hunting or fishing during the 2011 season.  Governor Shumlim stressed the importance safety and wants every hunter to attend the Vermont Hunter Safety course.

Governor Shumlim stated that the youths in attendance were good ambassadors and he was extremely proud of them.