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Deadline for Antlerless Deer Applications is Aug. 29

The deadline to apply for an antlerless deer permit to be used during Vermont’s December 1-9 muzzleloader deer season is Thursday, August 29.

Antlerless deer hunting permit applications are on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (, and printed applications are available from license agents statewide.

Hunters applying online for an antlerless permit will do so through the online license sales system as if they were purchasing a license or a tag using their conservation ID number, or CID#. Landowners who do not have a Conservation ID number will need to create a profile through the online license sales system to apply for a landowner application even if they do not intend to purchase a hunting license.

The December 1-9 muzzleloader season has 27,000 antlerless permits distributed in 18 of Vermont’s 21 WMUs, which is estimated to result in 3,914 antlerless deer being taken.
Landowners who post their land may not apply for a muzzleloader landowner antlerless deer permit.

“Consecutive mild winters in 2016 and 2017 and a moderate winter in 2018 have allowed for deer population growth throughout the state,” said Nick Fortin, deer project leader for Fish & Wildlife. “The number of muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits was increased slightly this year to reduce deer populations in some parts of Vermont and to provide additional harvest opportunities.”

Jamey Ventura becomes Associate Dean of NVU Athletics

Jamey Ventura has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Athletics for Northern Vermont University. In this role he has responsibility for oversight of the athletic programs on NVU's Lyndon and Johnson campuses.

Ventura had been the Director of Athletics and Recreation at NVU-Johnson (previously Johnson State College) since June of 2011. At Johnson, he supervised the Badgers' 16 varsity sports, along with campus intramurals and recreation. He also developed a five-year plan for competitive growth consistent with the mission of the college.

In announcing Ventura's appointment, NVU President Dr. Elaine Collins remarked "Jamey brings to the position thirteen years of experience as Director of Athletics. I am very pleased that Jamey will be able to bring his wide-ranging experience, knowledge of the VSCS, NAC, and NCAA, and his commitment to the mission, vision, and values of NVU together to cultivate solidarity between our two campuses, build competitive athletic programs, and ensure that our student athletes continue to be successful as they transition into the next phase of their lives following graduation."

Prior to coming to Johnson, Ventura accumulated seven years of combined experience as Athletics Director and Women's Soccer Coach at Wells College in Aurora, NY, and Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. He facilitated impressive growth and development of the athletic departments at both NCAA Division III institutions.

Under Ventura's leadership from 2007 to 2011, Wells produced 50 conference scholar-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. 12 of 13 varsity programs at Wells qualified for conference playoffs during his tenure. He also doubled the number of student-athletes at the college and led several successful community outreach programs.

At Wells and Green Mountain College, Ventura increased student-athlete retention to more than 80 percent for six straight years. As Women's Soccer Coach at Green Mountain, he led the team to an 18-1 record and claimed the Division III independent championship.

Ventura began his career as an assistant coach of women's soccer and women's lacrosse at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.

Ventura holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialty in corporate finance from Walden University and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in education from the State University of New York College at Brockport.

PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road

Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.

It will be the second PASS North visit of the 2018 season to the Barre high banks, joining the Memorial Day Classic event that has been on the PASS calendar since 2015. For NEMST, they will make the trip to Thunder Road for the second time in their history and the first since 2013.

Milk Bowl Friday will be a one-day event for both series, with the PASS Super Late Models running a 150-lap main event and NEMST scheduled for a 50-lap feature. The V8 Street Stock Showdown Series and Thunder Road’s Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors will round out the card. Post time is set for 6:00pm.

The addition of Milk Bowl Friday makes the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl a true three-day event, with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day on Saturday, September 29 and the Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Sunday, September 30. The

Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and New England Dwarf Cars will be on the card for Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963 or visit

Thunder Road Announces 19-Event Schedule for 2018 Season

Thunder Road officials have announced the release of the 2018 schedule of events at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”. Nineteen racing events are planned for the Barre high banks spanning late April until late September.

The 58th season of racing will open with the 20th annual Community Bank 150 on Sunday, April 29. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will make the first of two visits to Thunder Road in 2018. The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors will kick off their seasons as well. The Thunder Road Late Model “King of the Road” chase will begin at the 56th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 27, which will again feature a visit from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models.

Weekly competition gets underway with a special Friday night event on June 8. Thursday night events will begin on June 14 and run through August 23. Highlights of the Thunder Road summer of racing include the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3; the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships on Thursday, July 19; the VP Racing Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup on Thursday, July 26; and the 34th M&M Beverage Enduro 200 & Street Stock Special on Sunday, August 5. The Myers Container Services Triple Crown Series for the Flying Tigers will return in 2018 with dates to be announced.

The 2017 “King of the Road” will be crowned at the Thursday finale on August 23 as part of Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night. The Flying Tigers and Street Stocks will crown their 2018 champions at the 40th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200 on Sunday, September 2, which features the second visit of the year for the ACT Late Model Tour.

The season will conclude with the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend, which has been expanded to three days of competition in 2018. A special “Milk Bowl Friday” event will be held Friday, September 28. Details of the event will be announced shortly. Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 29 with the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Sunday, September 30.

Season passes for the 2018 Thunder Road season are now available and can be ordered by contacting the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on the 2018 season, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

2018 Thunder Road Schedule of Events


-- Sat Apr 28 Downtown Barre Car Show & Practice Session

1 Sun Apr 29 20th Community Bank 150 – ACT Tour

2 Sun May 27 56th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100/PASS 150

3 Fri Jun 8 Regular Event

4 Thu Jun 14 Casella Waste Management Night – New England Antique Racers

5 Thu Jun 21 North Country Federal Credit Union – Scout Night

6 Thu Jun 28 Community College of Vermont Night

7 Tue Jul 03 Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular/Fireworks

8 Thu Jul 05 Premium Mortgage Night

9 Thu Jul 12 Fairpoint Communications Night

10 Thu Jul 19 39th VP Racing Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup 150

11 Thu Jul 26 Times Argus Mid-Season Championships – Driver Autographs

12 Thu Aug 02 WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets

13 Sun Aug 05 34th M&M Beverage Enduro 200 – Street Stock Special

14 Thu Aug 09 Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac Night

15 Thu Aug 16 U.S. Army Recruiting Night

16 Thu Aug 23 Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing – Run What-U-Brung

17 Sun Sep 02 40th Coca Cola Labor Day Classic 200 – ACT Tour

18 Fri Sep 28 Milk Bowl Friday Special Event – Details TBA

19 Sat Sep 29 Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day

Sun Sep 30 56th Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank

Schedule subject to change


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