Hunters urged to be vigilant about illegal game activities
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Game Wardens are inviting the public, and especially young hunters, to visit their Operation Game Thief mobile exhibit from noon to 3 p.m. at G. Stone Motors on Route 7 in Middlebury on Sunday, Nov. 10 – the second day of Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend.
G. Stone Motors and Vermont Field Sports, as well as other local businesses, are hosting a youth hunting celebration at that time with some lifetime hunting licenses, hats, shirts, and other items plus a free meal for kids.
Operation Game Thief (OGT) is a joint nonprofit program sponsored by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and administered by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The program provides a way for people to help protect Vermont’s wildlife resources by reporting wildlife law violators at 1-800-752-5378.
The toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report violations. Rewards are paid for information leading to arrests.
Vermont has a limited number of wardens patrolling our fields, forests and waterways. The Fish and Wildlife Department relies on Vermonters to help reduce wildlife violations.
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