July 6, 2014

Outdoors Briefs: July 6, 2014

Kiss My Bass derby set for July 12

CHAZY — The Chazy Rod and Gun Club will be sponsoring its annual Kiss My Bass fish derby July 12.

There will be cash prizes (one cash prize per person) for the top five bass by weight (large or small mouth). First place will be worth $150 with the remaining cash prizes determined by the number of entries.

Bass must be taken from Lake Champlain.

Entry fee is $20 per person, $15 for under 16 years old and 65 and older.

The derby is from sunrise to 6 p.m. The weigh station will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Happy Pike Snack Bar, with awards to follow shortly after 6.

Register by 11 July at the Weathercock Bar and Restaurant in Chazy or Happy Pike Snack Bar, 562 Lake Shore Drive, next to Monty’s Bay Marina.

For more information, call 846-7990 or 846-3423.

Adirondack boating subject of presentation

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society will present “Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks” with historian and author Hallie E. Bond at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Wilmington Community Center on Springfield Road.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 420-8370 or email


Vermont moose hunt auction open

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt.

Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14. 

Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the Oct. 1 through 7 archery season or the Oct. 18 through 23 regular season.

Bids must be entered with a sealed bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife. 

A minimum bid of $1,500 is required, and winning bids are typically at least $4,000, according to a press release. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $22, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). 

Additional information about the auction is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website ( Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at (802) 828-1190 or by emailing 

Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish and Wildlife educational programs.

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