MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering seminars to help get people started in deer hunting.

The department is offering three, three-hour seminars in September that will deal with such topics as basic deer biology, hunting regulations, firearm selection, where to go and hunting tips.

All new hunters are required to take a hunter safety course.

The department says hunting is a way to put "wild, organic venison" on the table and that it's inextricably linked with Vermont's working landscape.

The seminars are being offered on Sept. 10 in Montpelier, Sept. 17 in Castleton and Sept. 24 in Burlington.