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August 12, 2016

Vermont Moose Hunt Auction Nets $28,916 for Wildlife Education

Vermont's annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 10, with $28,916 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths.

Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont's Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting.

The Fish & Wildlife Department held a lottery August 2, when 160 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than 8,300 people who applied.

Hunters are expected to take close to 80 moose during Vermont's moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular moose season is October 15-20. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont has 2,200 moose statewide.

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

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: August 12, 2016 14:45:00