October 21, 2009
Waterbury, VT – Vermont moose hunters had reported taking 326 moose as of October 20th, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
“This is Vermont’s 17th year of moose hunting in modern times,” said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche. “The moose management program is based on an active management strategy intended to keep the population in balance with available habitat and maintain it at a socially acceptable level. Moose hunting permits were available for 1,230 hunters this year, and about 600 moose are expected to be taken during the carefully regulated hunt.”
Moose hunting season dates are October 17-22 and October 24-November 1.
About 14,000 people applied for 1,225 permits in a lottery, and five permits were auctioned. Each permit is valid for use in a designated area in order to manage the moose population as precisely as possible.
Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: October 21, 2009 15:48:05