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January 23, 2012

Lt. Governor and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Recognize Youth Hunting Memories Contest Winners

Lt. Governor Phil Scott and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry recognized the winners of Vermont’s 2011 Youth Hunting Memories Contest on Saturday, January 21 at the Yankee Classic Sportsman’s Show in Essex Junction.

“The Youth Hunting Memories Contest showcases the achievements of Vermont’s youth hunters,” said Commissioner Berry. “In addition to the three young people who received awards, we had 70 youths who submitted wonderful essays capturing their thoughts, passions and experiences about hunting in Vermont. Perhaps most striking is the importance our kids placed on family, friends and having fun outdoors.”

Each winner received a Beagle Outdoor Wear fanny pack, binoculars, a compass and several Fish and Wildlife Department publications, including the 2012 Calendar. All contest winners and their family members also received complimentary passes to the show, courtesy of the Yankee Sportsman’s Classic.

The Youth Hunting Memories Essay Contest is a joint partnership between the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the University of Vermont Extension System. All of the essays can be read on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s youth page. Go to www.vtfishandwildlife.com, then to Youth Hunting under Hunting & Trapping, and click on the Youth Memories Scrapbook link.

Congratulations to all who entered.

2011 Youth Hunting Memories Contest Winners

Colby Fox – age 9 – Wallingford

Jacob Crawford – age 11 – Jericho

Trevor Houle – age 14 – Brattleboro

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: January 23, 2012 08:14:56