Vermont’s Moose Hunt Auction Closes Aug. 13

Vermont Moose Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13.  Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14.

Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the October 1-7 archery season, or in the October 17-22 regular season.

Additional information about the auction is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website by clicking here…

Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190.

Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish & Wildlife educational programs.

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Printed applications will be available from Vermont license agents in early May.

The 285 regular moose season permits to be issued this year represent a 20 percent decrease from the 355 permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 150 moose during the regular season hunt which starts October 18 and ends October 23. [Read more…]

Hunters Spend $292 Million in Vermont

Hunters Spend $292 Million in Vermont

VTF&W photo by John Hall

Hunters spend $292 million annually in Vermont, including in our more rural areas, and they do so after foliage tourism ends and before skiing starts.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that hunters contribute significantly to the state’s economy and spend more than $292 million in Vermont annually, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Census Bureau. [Read more…]

Vermont Leashed Tracking Dogs for Recovery of Game

Image by United Blood Trackers

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who will help locate deer, bear or moose that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered. The leashed tracking dog owners must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish & Wildlife in order to be certified and licensed to provide their services. [Read more…]

Vermont’s Moose Lottery Drawing Date Set

Vermont Fish & WildlifeMONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Governor Peter Shumlin will hold the annual lottery drawing for moose hunting permits Thursday, August 1, at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier.

“Join us at 10 a.m. August 1 in Statehouse Room 11 for the first live radio broadcast of Vermont’s moose permit drawing, or tune in on Froggy 100.9 to hear us read off all the lucky winners’ names,” said Director of Wildlife Mark Scott.

Vermont’s moose lottery drawing will also be streamed LIVE online at froggy1009.com.

The drawing is done by a computerized random sort of lottery applications that were submitted by a July 5 deadline.

The Fish & Wildlife Department will draw 355 moose hunting permits for the regular October 19-24 moose season and 50 permits for the October 1-7 archery moose season.

Media Contacts: Commissioner Patrick Berry or Wildlife Director Mark Scott – 802-241-3700

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose huntingVermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Printed applications will be at Vermont license agents statewide in June. [Read more…]

Vermont Moose Applications Available

 

WATERBURY, VT – Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website (http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com) and at license agents statewide. Fish and Wildlife now has an online application that makes it easy to apply.

On Fish & Wildlife’s website, look under “Hunting and Trapping,” and then click on Lottery Applications. Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. The deadline to apply is June1.

Winners of the permit lottery will 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 to be announced later.

“Permit allocation numbers will not be finalized until a regulation is adopted in early summer,” said Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche. “We are making the applications available now for hunters’ convenience. If you are concerned about making Wildlife Management Unit choices before permit numbers are set, you may want to wait to apply.”

Contact:
Cedric Alexander, 802-751-0105 / Scott Darling, 802-786-3862