The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is partnering with Vermont Outdoors Woman (VOW) to offer a free women’s hunter education field day at Jackson’s Lodge in Canaan, Vt on September 27.  The course is a part of the events offered at VOW’s annual fall Doe Camp for women, but may be attended by women not participating in the camp.

Participants must first pass the online firearms course or complete a workbook prior to taking part in the field day, which is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website.  The field day will cover basic firearm handling and safety, proper shooting techniques, game tracking, ethical hunting practices, basic survival skills, and hunting regulations.  Participants who successfully pass the final written exam will receive a Hunters Education Firearm Safety Certification Card, or ‘Orange Card,’ that is valid in all U.S. States and Canadian Provinces, along with several other countries.

The field day will take place regardless of weather conditions, so participants are encouraged to dress for a day outdoors.  The event starts at 9 a.m.  To register, call Gray Stevens at 802-425-6211 or email vow@voga.org.

Doe Camp is run by VOW through the Vermont Outdoor Guides Association (V.O.G.A.).  The camp takes place this year on September 27-29 and costs $349, though discounts are available.  In addition to hunter education, the list of courses offered through the camp includes mountain biking, fly fishing, wilderness survival, maple sugaring, archery, and stand-up paddle boarding.  Space is still available and signups can be found online at www.voga.org/fall_doe_camp.htm.

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