Mountaineers play ball with the Vermont Historical Society

On July 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm, Mark Hudson, executive director of the Vermont Historical Society, will throw out the first pitch for the Vermont Mountaineers at the Montpelier Recreation Field at 1 Poolside Drive.

“We would like to celebrate Vermonters in baseball. Since the game’s rise in popularity after the Civil War, Vermont has fielded its fair share of teams with loyal fans,” says Hudson. “At the Mountaineers game on July 7, we will have a small exhibit telling the stories of historic Vermont teams at the local, college, and professional level—and of the fans and the communities that supported them.”

At the Mountaineers game, there will be a 50-50 raffle that will help fund programs for Vermont children to learn about their state history—field trips to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier; Vermont History Day contest collaboration; and classroom learning kits for teachers. Giveaways will include a boxed set of baseball cards of the 34 Vermont men who played in the major leagues.

To find out more about the Vermont Historical Society and all the education and public programming available, visit vermonthistory.org or call (802) 479-8500.

Vermont’s Moose Hunt Auction is Open

 

Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14.

 

Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the October 1-7 archery season, or in the October 17-22 regular season.

 

Vermont’s 2014 Moose Harvest Report on Fish & Wildlife’s website has details on last year’s hunt, including the towns where moose were taken. Look under moose hunting.

 

Bids must be entered with a sealed bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

 

A minimum bid of $1,500 is required, and winning bids are typically at least $4,000. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $25, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).

 

Additional information about the auction is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190 or by emailing ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish & Wildlife educational programs.

 

The lottery drawing for 225 regular moose season permits and 40 archery season permits will be held at 10:00 a.m. on July 16 at the Barre Fish and Game Club in Barre.

 

Lake Monsters release promo schedule

 

Appearances by former Vermont Expos/Major League shortstop Orlando Cabrera and former Boston Red Sox great Bernie Carbo, a Ted Williams Bobblehead giveaway, three "Hot Dog Heavens", and three post-game fireworks shows highlight the Vermont Lake Monsters 2015 promotional schedule, the team announced today. Opening day is June 19.

 

A member of the 1995 Vermont Expos and the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox, Cabrera will be at Centennial Field on Saturday, August 29th to sign autographs pre-game and throw out the first pitch.

 

A few of the other great giveaways at the ballpark this season include: children's BMX bike helmets on July 12th, Burton Backpacks to the the first 500 kids (5-18 years old) on on August 8th, a Ted Williams bobblehead to the first 750 fans on August 13th and Lake Monsters caps will be handed out on August 20th.

 

"Hot Dog Heaven" will make its ever popular return to Centennial Field as the three 25-cent hot dog nights will June 29th, July 21st and August 19th. Additionally, there will be three post-game firework shows on June 20th, July 25th and August 29th. CHAMP's Birthday Party will take place on Thursday, August 6th.

 

The annual "Summer of Love" will take place August 7th, while other theme nights include Princess Night August 12th and Halloween night August 28th. The Lake Monsters also excited to announce they will hold their first-ever Star Wars Night on July 25th.

 

Click here to view the complete Lake Monsters promotional schedule here on the team website(link is external)

 

 
 Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available

 

Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page.

 

“Applying online is a really swift, easy process that ensures your entry is immediately entered into the lottery,” said wildlife director Mark Scott. “Plus, it saves you postage. We encourage you to use the online application because it is more efficient for you and for us. Be sure to apply before the August 28 deadline.”

 

The Fish and Wildlife Board met on May 27 and approved the number of December muzzleloader season antlerless permits at 9,650 distributed in 10 of Vermont’s 21 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) and to allow antlerless hunting during the archery season in 19 of 21 WMUs with WMUs E1 and E2 closed to the taking of antlerless during the archery and muzzleloader seasons. Youth hunters may take one deer of either sex during the youth deer hunting weekend on November 7-8, 2015.

 

Landowners who post their land may not apply for a muzzleloader landowner priority antlerless deer permit.

 

“The number of muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits was reduced from the 17,050 issued last year due to a decline in deer numbers caused by two severe winters in 2014 and 2015,” said Scott. “The department’s recommendation for antlerless deer hunting is based on population growth estimates, biological data, deer sighting rates reported by hunters, and winter severity data, as well as input from game wardens, foresters and the public.”

 

“We expect the statewide deer population to be 115,000 to 120,000 prior to the start of the 2015 deer seasons,” said Scott.

 

Vermont Lake Monsters release their 2015 schedule

Lake Monsters 2015 Schedule

 
 
 

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