May- Turkey Hunting Season

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Trail Use Reminder-Youth spring turkey hunting weekend is April 28 and 29 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31. Hunting is allowed until noon each day. The land south of SVC is actively hunted – please stay off of those areas until afternoon in May!  Thank you! The BATS Board of Directors […]

Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders

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Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders: 1) Avoid trails if too muddy 2) If icy, please wear traction on your shoes or have studded tires on your bike. 3) Please avoid making trails wider or short-cutting trails. 4) Go out before trails get muddy, earlier in day or later in the day. Read our updated Trail Use Tips […]

Mini-Maps and New Parking Signs Up

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BATS has slowly been working to improve signage at other trail access points. We have updates to do on the trails this winter so in spring we can focus on trail improvements and junction signage. This mini-map is at the upper “Garlic Fest” field tract on our map. A second mini-map is below the SVC ball […]

Hunting Season Updates & Events List

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View this original e-news Hunting Season Reminders | Trail Updates| Regional Volunteer Opportunites & Events We just really want to get the word out about trail use during hunting season since some folks have been asking. Some trail closures will occur starting with Youth Deer Weekend. Currently during Archery Season, nothing is closed, but people maybe actively hunting […]

Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities

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Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities It is officially hunting season. None of the landowners who grant BATS access adjacent to Southern Vermont College lands are closed to us during Archery/Bow season (10/7-11/3), however, most of the land surrounding the college is hunted during rifle season. We will post some reminders, but please […]

Are you a BATS Member?

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Though we are a small multi-use trail system, our parent chapter is the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), and we need their help because we are a newer, small non-profit. They guidelines and support VMBA has offered has been HUGE to our organization. Without them we would have no tools (of worth), no liability insurance […]