Public Input Sought at Deer Hearings

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Four public hearings are being held in February by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board in order to gather public input on a proposed deer hunting regulation.

All of the hearings will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in auditoriums as follows:

Springfield - February 15 at Springfield High School, 303 South Street

Rutland - February 17 at Rutland Intermediate School, 6365 Liberty Avenue.

Lyndonville - February 22 at Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road

St. Albans - February 24 at Bellows Free Academy, 71 Main Street.

According to the proposed regulation, Vermont's deer hunting rules would remain unchanged except that only one 'buck' may be taken in a year, and that in Wildlife Management Units B, J1 and K2, a legal 'buck' must have at least one antler with two discernable points.

The proposed regulation is posted on the Fish & Wildlife website at: