Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermontís deer and moose herds should plan on attending one of three public hearings scheduled for March 25 in Springfield, March 26 in Orleans and March 27 in Middlebury. Two more hearings will be held in central and southwestern Vermont in May.
The hearings will include results of Vermontís 2013 deer and moose seasons and prospects for deer and moose hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for hunters to provide their observations and opinions about the current status of the deer herd.
The department will also provide an update on the progress with its comprehensive deer management review which is scheduled for completion next October. Recommendations for any changes in hunting regulations will then be given to the Fish and Wildlife Board.
Attendees will also be able to comment on the proposed 2014 moose hunting season regulation. Members of the public unable to attend one of the hearings in person may watch a live stream of the March 27th meeting at VPT.org.
Hunters are invited to attend one of the following public hearings, held from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
March 25: Springfield -- Riverside Junior High School Cafeteria, 13 Fairground Road, Springfield
March 26: Orleans -Ė Lake Region Union High School Cafeteria, 317 Lake Region Rd, Barton
March 27: Middlebury -Ė Middlebury Union High School Cafeteria, 73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury
Anyone interested in learning more about Vermontís comprehensive deer management review process and the regional working groups should visit the departmentís website www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
Media Contacts: Adam Murkowski, 802-786-3860; Scott Darling, 802-786-3862; Mark Scott, 802-777-4217