The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will host a free seminar entitled “Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting” at the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge on August 24,, 2013.  The seminar follows the curriculum of the popular Junior Waterfowl Hunter Training Program and will provide hunters of all ages with the opportunity to learn about waterfowl hunting.

Fish & Wildlife Warden Dan Swainbank and retired waterfowl biologist Bill Crenshaw will present on waterfowl hunting regulations, waterfowl identification, safety and ethics, and where to waterfowl hunt.  They will demonstrate the use of decoys and blinds, and will give advice on guns and ammunition used for waterfowl hunting. Additionally, the Lake Champlain Retriever Club will demonstrate the advantages of using a retriever on waterfowl hunts.

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided.  Registration is required by calling Mary Childs at (802) 241-3720 or by emailing  Please provide your full name, address, and phone number.  You will receive a confirmation letter, including directions, following registration.

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