May 28, 2015
Nathan Brien, 25, of Brookfield, VT likes to go fishing, but he's never fished from a kayak before. That changed May 19 when the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department drew a winner for a new L.L. Bean "Manitou" Angler Kayak donated by the Freeport, ME, retailer.
Nathan became the lucky winner of the kayak by purchasing his hunting and fishing licenses on Fish & Wildlife's website (vtfishandwildlife.com). He was one of more than 24,000 people who were automatically entered into the kayak lottery that began in December.
"I like to fish Rood Pond, Sunset Lake, and Norton Pond," said Brien. "With this new kayak, I'll be able to get off the shore and fish other ends of these ponds."
Vermont Fish & Wildlife created the kayak lottery to improve customer service and as an efficiency measure to encourage license buyers to use the website when buying licenses.
"Buying your hunting or fishing license online is easy, quick, and you can immediately go hunting or fishing after purchasing your license," said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. "Online licenses are more convenient for anglers and hunters, they help keep our department operational costs down, and they are easy to replace if lost."
Porter also notes that license sales in Vermont leverage federal funds that support the department's wildlife and fish conservation efforts and protect open spaces for all Vermonters to enjoy.
Media Contact: Susan Warner, 802-595-2470
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 28, 2015 11:19:37