Deer Meetings Begin March 17

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If you have an interest in Vermont's white-tailed deer you will want to attend one of seven upcoming public meetings being held by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to discuss the status of the deer population and deer herd management. The meetings begin March 17 in Bennington.

Wildlife biologists will explain the current condition of deer, the effects of the winter, and they will review last fall's hunting season results. They also will be asking for input from attendees about managing Vermont's deer population.

Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche plans to attend each meeting to discuss the future of Vermont’s deer management.

“This is an opportunity to hear more about deer management options for the future,” said Laroche, “and it is your chance to weigh in with suggestions on how we can improve deer management and the deer hunting experience.” Printed reports of the 2003 season results and Vermont’s deer management plan will be available at the meetings.

Anyone interested is urged to attend one of the following meetings, all beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.:
March 17 - Bennington, Mt. Anthony Union High School
March 22 – Rutland, Middle School
March 23 - Barre, Spaulding High School
March 24 – St. Albans, Middle School
March 25 - Brattleboro, Middle School
March 29 – Barton, Lake Region High School
March 30 – Sharon, Sharon Academy