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November 14, 2017

Fall Foods Abundant for Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reporting that several important fall foods for wildlife were abundant this year.

"Fish & Wildlife staff surveyed 27 mast stands around the state in late September and early October and found that beechnut counts were excellent, with the highest numbers recorded since 1998," said State Wildlife Biologist Forrest Hammond. "They also found abundant deer and bear sign in the beech stands."

Hammond said acorn production was found to be good in oak stands, and mountain ash berries were very abundant at high elevations. He added that apples were available at high numbers early, but that most had fallen by late October.

Media Contacts: Forrest Hammond, 802-289-0626; Scott Darling, 802-786-3862; Commissioner Louis Porter, 802-595-3691

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: November 14, 2017 12:58:43