Gov. Shumlin Bags a Buck Over the Weekend, and Twitter Goes Wild

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Saturday marked the start of rifle deer hunting season in Vermont, and Governor Peter Shumlin’s weekend hunting played out across Twitter like a soap opera.

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Last year, WCAX tweeted that WCAX reporter Susie Steimle followed Shumlin into the woods to find out more about Vermont’s 81st governor.

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“In the end, we saw no deer or bear or any wildlife at all. Instead, we got an unusual glimpse of Vermont’s governor attempting to find some peace and quiet,” Steimle wrote.

But this year Shumlin redeemed himself when he posted this tweet:

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VT Fish and Wildlife were quick to follow up the announcement:

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Burlington Free Press followed suit:

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Even Anne Galloway, of VTDigger.org got in on the action.

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The event did not go without a bit of humor also:

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But the best of all came last:

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