I got this lovely pin in the mail last week from Vermont Fish and Wildlife. It recognizes me as one of only a handful of anglers who qualified for the new Master Angler Program that the department started last June. Not only was I the first to qualify for the pin, but I also entered the most species and the most individual entries as well. I suspect someone could outdo me, but I really wanted to kick this program off with a bang and I did just that. Along with the pin I also got a great letter from Pat Berry- the new Fish and Wildlife Commissioner recognizing my accomplishment. I will definitely be participating this year and I am hoping to enter at least 5 new species in 2011, but I would be much happier with 10!