Hunting lottery announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Land Trust will be holding a lottery for hunting on Bluffside Farm in Newport.

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This is the third year the land trust has held the hunting lottery.

The farm was purchased by the land trust in late 2015, at which point it was opened to the public for recreation for the first time.

In addition to hunting, community members have enjoyed walking and skiing trails, local schools have used the land as an outdoor classroom, and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corp has been growing vegetables there for North Country Hospital.

The Vermont Land Trust will issue permission for deer hunting at Bluffside during three periods:

October 20 to November 2, November 10 to 25, and December 1 to 9.

All hunting will be archery-only, because of the Newport City ordinance banning firearms.

These will be the only dates when hunting will be permitted, and all applicable rules will apply.

Bluffside Farm has become a popular area for walking and will continue to be open to pedestrians during hunting season.

Notices will be posted in parking lots, but people should be mindful that hunters may be present during these times.

The Vermont Land Trust requires that all hunters carry written permission and hunt only in the designated portions of the property, away from neighboring houses.

More information and the lottery application are available at vlt.org/hunt or by calling (802) 745-6303.

The deadline for applications is September 28.

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