Outdoor Adventure on Vermont PBS - Join Lawrence Pyne and Gina Bullard for hunting, fishing, exploration, family activities, conservation and more.
Outdoor Journal airs on Vermont PBS Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 10 a.m.
H.35 The H20 Bill
Vermont's Clean Water Bill H.35 passed in both the Vermont House and Senate with little opposition. At the 2015 Governor's Cup, a catch-and-release fishing derby that raises funds for Lake Champlain International, we asked several participants to comment on the bill. While most agree that the bill is a step in the right direction, there are still many that feel the bill doesn't go far enough to solve the ongoing problems associated with clean water within the Lake Champlain basin.
Outdoor Journal Turns 13!
Vermont PBS’ Outdoor Journal, celebrating outdoor recreation in the northeast, enters its teen years, as the venerable program premiered its 13th season on Jan. 27, 2015. Winner of numerous regional and national awards, Outdoor Journal raises awareness of Vermont’s natural landscape and the region’s wondrous array of outdoor recreational opportunities.
The program welcomes back hosts Lawrence Pyne and Gina Bullard as they lead us on a variety of outdoor activities and local conservation efforts. A new weekly segment this season, My Outdoor Journal, features stories brought to us by some of our dedicated viewers, highlighting some of their favorite outdoor pursuits.
Highlights from the new season include kayak fishing on the Connecticut River; a deep-woods hiking trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; owl banding in Addison County; white-water rafting in the Berkshires; a new hunter mentoring program; and a segment on the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. There’s hunting, fishing, autumn horseback riding, family hiking excursions and much more.
Program producer Neil Hilt shared his excitement for the new season. “Most Vermonters have a deep connection to the natural landscape that’s all around us, and Outdoor Journal tries to honor and celebrate that relationship. It’s great to be able to bring our viewers an all-new 13th season – and this year, we’ve included some of their experiences, as well.”
This Week on OJ
Deer Herd Management 2015Deer Hearing - 2015Fly Fishing | Autumn Paddling | Bike Trek | Owl BandingSteelhead Fishing | Bristol Pond | Turkey Hunting | SurfingBass Fishing | Autumn Horseback | Mount HorridVT Fish, Deep-woods Trail, Camping at Burton IslandBristol iNaturalist | Kayak Fishing | White River Raftinggot your deer yet? An Outdoor Journal SpecialDeer Herd Management: An Outdoor Journal SpecialIce Fishing, Shooting Ranges, Bob Klein, Bald Eagle SurveyDog Sledding / Timber Rattlers / Wenlock WMAScuba Diving, Panning For Gold, Rock River WMA, GillnettingHudson River Stripers, Doe Camp, Podunk WMA, Goose Round-UpKent Pond Bass, Bat Research, Vermont SkydivingRestoring The Battenkill, High School TaxidermyWildlife Habitat Incentives, Deer ManagementFrostbite Derby, Electrofishing; Middlesex WMACrappie, Victory Basin WMA, Brilyea DamSpring Mushrooms, Brook Trout, Peregrine FalconsYouth Deer Hunting, Atherton Meadows WMA, Ice ClimbingBlack Bears, Grand Isle Festival, Johnson Farm WMAZip Line, Female Hunters, Terry Tyler Collection
Vermont Fish Chowder Championship
Aired May 21.Did you miss the Vermont Fish Chowder Championship? Watch the recording and check out awesome related resources at vermontpbs.org/chowder.
got your deer? An Outdoor Journal Special
Aired Nov. 20. We had a great time talking with some of our viewers and our expert panel, all about this deer season. Thank you to all who participated! Did you miss it? You can watch it now! Check out the submissions, click here to view them all!
Esteemed outdoor writer and sportsman Lawrence Pyne has hosted Outdoor Journal since the beginning. He leads us across Vermont's woods, fields and streams with experienced insight and an appreciation for the outdoors.
Outdoor host Gina Bullard is also a reporter for WCAX-TV. Gina likes to 'test her mettle' on new outdoor experiences – and isn't afraid to share the results with her audience.
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