October 15, 2009
WATERBURY, VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be conducting 25 biological deer check stations on Vermont’s Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, November 7 and 8, to collect information on the age and health of Vermont deer.
“Examining deer during the Youth Deer Hunting Weekend allows us to get a real look at the yearling buck population because spike bucks may be taken,” said Shawn Haskell, Vermont’s deer project leader. “It is important to have yearling buck data that can be compared to information from earlier years. Data from the does and fawns taken by youths also will be helpful.”
“It’s a great opportunity to get your deer weighed, aged and have it examined by a state wildlife biologist,” added Haskell. “The information collected will help biologists assess the physical condition of Vermont’s deer, and the data about the animal’s age, weight and antler development will help with future deer management decisions.”
All of the biological check stations listed below will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 7 and 8: Barre, R & L Archery; Eden Mills, Ingall’s Market & Deli; Glover, Currier’s Market; Guilford, Country Store; Jericho, General Store; Pittsford, Keith’s Country Store; Hubbardton, Lake Hortonia Country Store; Pawlet, Mach’s General Store; Bennington, Marty’s Sports & Gunsmithing; North Hartland, Steve’s Bait Shop; Island Pond, Northern Wildlife; Danby, Otter Creek Campground; Enosburg Falls, Magnons Quick Stop; Hardwick, Riteway Sports; Swanton, Ste Marie’s; Springfield, Fire Department; East Randolph, Messier’s General Store; Middlebury, Vermont Field Sports; Lyndonville, Village Sport Shop; Bradford, Bradford Bottle Shoppe; Derby, Wright’s Enterprises; West Barnet, West Barnet Quick Stop; Concord, Barnie’s Market; Waitsfield, Village Grocery; Stowe, Fly Rod Shop.
Vermont’s big game reporting stations are shown on a map of the state on Fish & Wildlife’s website (vtfishandwildlife.com).
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: October 15, 2009 15:50:02