VERMONT MOOSE HUNTERS HAD A SUCCESSFUL SEASON
WATERBURY, VT - Vermont moose hunters had a successful October hunting season according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
"A preliminary tally of results shows hunters took 639 moose with 1,046
hunting permits issued for this year's split season," said Cedric Alexander, the
wildlife biologist who chairs Vermont's moose management team. "The success rate
for the first, either-sex season was 66 percent, slightly above last year's rate
of 65 percent. The second season was held in the Northeast Kingdom region to
antlerless-only permit holders, and their success rate was 46 percent."
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that 10,944 residents and 2,147 nonresidents entered Vermont's moose permit lottery this year. Vermont's pre-hunt moose population was estimated at about 5,000 with moose now found almost statewide.