The 10th annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison — voted one of Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 10 Fall Events” in 2010 — will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are especially for people who enjoy hunting, fishing, birdwatching, or learning about Vermont’s diverse wildlife. The event will be held at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Route 17 west of Route 22A.
Early risers can begin the day with bird banding demonstrations at 7 a.m. Two large tents at the Dead Creek WMA headquarters will open at 9:30 a.m. and feature wildlife-related exhibits and kids’ craft activities such as decoy carving, face painting and building bluebird boxes.
The day’s main activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include nature walks, illustrated talks, live wildlife presentations, hunting dog demonstrations, fishing and hunting tips, and much more. All events are free, and a free shuttle bus will provide regular access to nearby field events throughout the day.
For more information and a schedule of events, call Vermont Fish and Wildlife at (802) 241-3700 or visit their web site: www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Dead_Creek_Wildlife_Days.cfm.