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October 15, 2013

Youth Hunters Encouraged to Visit Biological Check Stations During the Youth Deer Hunt November 9 and 10

Youth deer hunters who get a deer on the November 9 and 10 youth deer hunting weekend can help Vermont’s deer management program by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological check stations around the state.

Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the herd into the future.

“The information collected from deer during the youth deer hunting weekend is vital to deer management in Vermont,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Deer Project Leader Adam Murkowski. “Our ability to assess the health of local deer herds increases with the number of deer that are examined at biological check stations.”

“Managing for deer herd health means monitoring the physical condition of individual deer to ensure they are healthy,” said Murkowski. “The Youth Deer Weekend is our best opportunity to assess the physical condition of individual deer and examine the demographics of the deer herd as youth hunters are allowed to harvest any deer without sex or antler restrictions.”

The Vermont fish & Wildlife department will have personnel at the 23 biological check stations listed below during the youth weekend November 9 and 10. Youth hunters who bring their deer to a biological check station may have their deer examined and aged by a biologist. In addition, youth hunters visiting a biological check station November 9 and 10 will receive a youth hunter participation patch and successful youth hunters will also receive a 2013 Vermont Hunter Cooperator Patch.

The biological check stations listed below will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 9 and 10:

Barre, R & L Archery

Eden Mills, Ingall’s Market & Deli

Bakersfield, Bakersfield Village Market

Irasburg, Bob’s Quick Stop

Jericho, General Store

Pittsford, Keith’s 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

Hardwick, Riteway Sports

Swanton, St. Marie’s

Springfield, Fire Department

East Randolph, Middle Branch Market and Deli

Middlebury, Vermont Field Sports

Bradford, Bradford Bottle Shoppe

Newport, Wright’s Sports

McIndoes Falls, Paul’s Whistle Stop

Concord, Barnie’s Market

Stowe, Fly Rod Shop

Orwell, Buxton’s Country Store

West Brattleboro, Paradise Farm Surgarhouse

Media Contact: Adam Murkowski, 802-786-3860

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: October 15, 2013 08:10:53
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