May 19, 2010
Waterbury, VT – The deadline to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit is Tuesday, June 1.
Applications are available at license agents statewide. Those applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, or delivered by 4:30 p.m. on that day to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in Waterbury.
Applications are also available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Under “Hunting and Trapping,” click on Lottery Applications. Online applications must be entered by midnight, June 1.
Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident permits for $100 and nonresident permits for $350.
Proposed hunting season dates for this moose season are October 16-21, 2010. A total of 765 either-sex moose hunting permits will be issued for this season, and 400-450 moose are expected to be taken. Regulations for this season allow the hunter to take moose with certain firearms or bow and arrow.
A lottery to issue hunting permits for a separate archery moose hunting season October 2-9, 2010 is being considered and may be announced in June.
“Our goal is to manage Vermont’s moose population to keep it in balance with available habitat,” said Cedric Alexander, Vermont’s lead biologist on moose. “Carefully constructed hunting regulations enable us once again to enjoy having moose in Vermont on a sustainable basis, while their numbers are maintained at levels that fit habitat capacity and the needs of people.”
Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: May 19, 2010 14:43:56