With over 1.3 million acres
of land in Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom" and over 90%, being
unpopulated there is a great opportunity to bag the "Big One".
With much of the land formerly owned by the paper companies,
their logging operations over the years have created a great
habitat for wildlife. Much of it now owned by a federal, state,
and conservation organization, they all have a joint agreement
to keep much of it open to current use. One can find Moose,
Deer, Bear, Rabbit, Quail and other wildlife living were loggers
once stripped the land bare (Clear Cutting).
Today, much of the forest has re-grown, many of the
logging roads are still in place and the land is open to the
public except where posted.
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is not heavily hunted
like it once was, due to the cost of travailing this far north
and the hunters having no place to stay over the years, the
crowds of hunters have dwindled.
Never less, times have been making a change on the
Island Pond and Northeast Kingdom. In general, new
motels have been built, hotels have reopened, and many residents
have changed their homes into Bed and Breakfast'. Rates are low
and the hospitality is nice.
So if your looking to "Bag the big one" or just enjoy a
nice hunt without being shoulder to shoulder with other hunters,
Island Pond and Northeast Kingdom in Vermont is the place to be.
Did You Know?
The first Boone and Crocket deer in Vermont was taken in the
Northeast Kingdom in 1986.