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August 23, 2013

Vermont Moose Hunt Auction Nets over $23,000 for Wildlife Education

Vermont’s seventh annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 21, with $23,704 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths.

Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($22 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting.

Auction winners were as follows:

Marian Jusko, Connecticut, $5,150

Donald Davis, New Hampshire, $4,901

James Stinson, New Hampshire, $4,650

Colin Haas, Vermont $4,502

Jeffrey Daignault, Massachussets, $4,501

The Fish and Wildlife Department held a lottery on August 1, when 405 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than 12,000 people who applied.

Hunters are expected to take close to 200 moose during Vermont’s moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular moose season is October 19-24. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont has 2,500 to 3,000 moose statewide.

“Our management goal is to keep Vermont’s moose herd in balance with available habitat,” said Cedric Alexander, Vermont’s moose project leader. “Carefully constructed hunting regulations enable us 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.”

Media Contacts: Mark Scott 802-828-1478, Cedric Alexander 802-751-0105

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: August 23, 2013 08:55:52
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