Moose Permits Are Being Processed

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Vermont moose hunting permits will be sent to the hunters who won them as they are being validated, a process that is likely to proceed through all of September.

Michele Eynon of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is validating the permits and sending them to hunters out of the department's St. Johnsbury office.

"It's a process that takes time," says Eynon. "Permit winners, sub-permittees and guides must provide proof of having current Vermont hunting licenses and meet other criteria before I can validate the permits. If there are any problems with permits, I will be contacting the applicants, so there is no reason to call me. Please be patient."

Vermont's moose hunting season will be held October 16-21, and 850 hunting permits will be issued this year. Wildlife biologists estimate about 500 moose will be taken during the hunting season to help stabilize the moose population in the Northeast Kingdom and slow its growth in the rest of the state.