Vermont Fish & Wildlife, an organization primarily funded by hunting &
fishing licenses, reintroduced Turkeys to Vermont in 1969.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlotte Bill" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VT Bird Hunting
> Jo Ann,
> For the record (i.e., for all on the list) I very much appreciate your
> original post and this one, too. Thank you so much for both posts!!!
> To add to the information you provided, my husband, a hunter (though not
> gung-ho and not a turkey hunter) tells me turkey hunting is permitted only
> between sun-up and noon this year. He also bemoans the fact that there now
> seem to be almost as many road hunters for turkeys as there are for
> That said, having grown up here in Vermont during the 50s and 60s, I don't
> remember ever seeing a Wild Turkey then or even in the 70s, not until the
> early 80s....
> Charlotte Bill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jo Ann Lafayette" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:20 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] VT Bird Hunting
>> Hello folks,
>> Whew! Perhaps I should say no more, but here I go. I did not mean to
>> start this debate about hunting but maybe it is a not a bad thing at all.
>> I grew up with hunters in the family and MOST of them had brains larger
>> than the turkeys' so no, I am not surprised that you do not need my help
>> to find them. We often had venison, duck, fish, and sometimes even a
>> squirrel or two on the dinner table and any conversation about whether or
>> not they should be hunting never occurred to us. At that time, I knew I
>> did not want to be there when the animal/fowl was shot but see nothing
>> wrong with feeling that way either.
>> My family still has hunters, some of whom enjoy picking on me a little -
>> one laments he cannot do away with the Great Blue Heron who keeps showing
>> up at his trout pond. We all laugh because we know he'll never do it,
>> but they also know I probably won't let them know where I last saw Tom
>> Turkey around hunting season.
>> My post was not meant to be offensive or judgmental about hunting. I
>> wouldn't have known about Turkey season if some members of my family were
>> not talking about it and scouting out some favorite spots this last
>> couple of weeks, nor do they feel shy about talking about it in front of
>> me. I simply thought there may be some people out there who would prefer
>> not to inadvertently bring attention to some turkeys who hadn't been
>> noticed yet.
>> I have had long discussions with a friend, a duck hunter, who has
>> explained how much DucksUnlimited does to maintain and improve the
>> habitat for waterfowl and probably other wildlife as well. That is
>> So, peace and harmony to observers and hunters alike. Be safe out
>> there! Jo
>> Jo Lafayette [log in to unmask]
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