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June 20, 2011

Deer Hearings June 21 in Swanton, June 22 in Montpelier

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold two public hearings on antlerless deer hunting for the 2011 deer hunting seasons. Citing a severe winter that likely suppressed deer herd numbers, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologists have proposed a reduced harvest of antlerless deer this year.

The Fish and Wildlife Board recently voted to reduce the number of December muzzleloader antlerless deer permits to 9,575 for 14 of the state’s 24 wildlife management units, to allow antlerless hunting during the archery season in all WMUs except E, and to allow any deer to be taken during youth deer hunting weekend.

The public hearings begin at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Swanton Village Complex Auditorium, 120 First Street, in Swanton, and Wednesday, June 22, in the Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street, Montpelier.

Antlerless permit applications for the December 3-11muzzleloader season and a map of WMUs with permit numbers are on Fish and Wildlife’s website ( and at license agents statewide. The deadline to apply is August 25.

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: June 20, 2011 11:59:36