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Vermont moose hunting application deadline June 2

From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

-- Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website and at license agents statewide.  The deadline to apply is June 2.  Lottery application costs are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. 

 Winners of the permit lottery purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350.  Hunters also will have the option to bid on five moose hunting permits in an auction which will be announced at a later date. 

 Proposed 2009 hunting season dates are Oct.17-22, or Oct.24 through Nov. 1.  A total of 1,230 hunting permits would be issued, and about 600 moose are expected to be taken. 

“We are managing 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 sustained basis, while their numbers are maintained at levels that fit habitat capacity and the needs of people.”

Vermont’s 2008 Moose Harvest Report is available at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.  Under “Hunting and Trapping,” click on “Big Game.”

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