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July 08, 2016

July 12 is Deadline to Apply for a VT Moose Hunting Permit

Permit Lottery Drawing is August 2nd

If you want to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit, you need to enter the lottery no later than July 12.

Lottery applications are on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website (, and printed applications are available at license agents statewide.

A total of 135 regular moose season permits and 25 archery moose season permits will be issued for Vermont's 2016 October moose hunt. The regular season will be October 15-20, and the archery season is October 1-7.

The number of permits are reduced from last year in ten Wildlife Management Units, and permits will be for bulls-only in all WMUs except B, C and E1.

The 160 permits being issued represent a 40 percent decrease from the number of permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 70 moose.

Moose biologist Cedric Alexander estimates Vermont has over 2,000 moose statewide with the greatest concentration in the Northeast Kingdom.

Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. The deadline to apply is July 12. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350. Hunters also will have the option to bid on five moose hunting permits in an auction to be announced later.

Hunters who had a permit in 2013, 2014 or 2015 are not eligible to apply for a permit or buy a bonus point in 2016.

Permit winners will be announced during a lottery drawing on August 2nd.

Media Contacts: Cedric Alexander, 802-751-0105; Mark Scott, 802-777-4217; Scott Darling, 802-786-3862

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: July 08, 2016 16:18:16