Vermont F&W Board Considers Moose, Turkey Regulations

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Two hunting regulations for moose and turkey received second votes at the May 26 Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board meeting in Waterbury. Each will be voted on one more time and then be considered by the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules before becoming law.

Moose

  • • The 2010 moose hunt regulation, which initially would have created an October 2-9 archery moose hunt, was voted down. The Board will consider the proposal for 2011.
  • • A total of 765 either-sex moose hunting permits will be issued for a six-day hunt to be held October 16-21, 2010. A random draw lottery will be held in July.
  • • The deadline to apply for a moose hunting permit in the lottery is June 1. Applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website www.vtfishandwildlife.com and at license agents statewide.

Turkey
The proposed fall turkey hunting season would include:

  • • Hunting with bow and arrow only -- to be open statewide – Oct. 2-22, 2010;
  • • Current seven-day shotgun or archery season would expand to nine days – Oct. 23-31, 2010 in WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, Q WMUs B, D1, D2, and H1 would be new additions to this season.
  • • Shotgun or archery season would be for 16 days – Oct. 23-Nov. 7, 2010 in WMUs F1, F2 ,K1, K2, N.

You can read the two proposed regulations in their entirety on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website www.vtfishandwildlife.com. Under "About Us," click on Fish and Wildlife Board.