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Vermont hunters offer tips on tracking, processing and sharing the tradition

A  man in green pants and camouflage jacket and yellow hat stands over a white-tailed deer he's killed.
Roger Hill, courtesy
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Roger Hill of the town of Chittenden poses with the buck he shot in 2020. This hour, we're speaking with hunters about the traditions and knowledge they are sharing around deer hunting.

Vermont bow hunters have been enjoying archery season for several weeks, and now, the regular deer season is open. We're talking with Vermont hunters about how and why they hunt, and the tips and traditions they pass on about dressing, processing and getting the most use out of a successful hunt.

Our guests are:

  • Roger Hill, a lifelong outdoorsman from the town of Chittenden who hunts with several generations of his family
  • Katrina Ducharme, a volunteer with the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program
  • Eric Holmgren, owner of Orange Custom Game Processing in the town of Orange
  • Jason and Hale Batchelder, a father and son from Elmore who hunted together during the state's Youth Deer Weekend in late October

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.