Vermont Moose Application Deadline, June 3rd
Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website www.vtfishandwildlife.com, and printed applications are at Vermont license agents statewide. Hunters have until June 3, to apply this year.
Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350. Hunters also have the option to bid on five moose hunting permits in an auction.
"Permit allocation numbers will not be finalized until a regulation is adopted in early summer," said Wildlife Division Director Mark Scott. "We are making the applications available now for hunters' convenience. Hunters can look online at the proposed number of permits and Wildlife Management Units proposed to be open for moose hunting."
The Fish and Wildlife Department has proposed 405 moose hunting permits for the regular October 15-20 moose season, and an additional 50 permits for an archery moose season October 1-7. Separate lotteries are held for each season, and a hunter may apply for either or both lotteries on the same application.
The 2010 Vermont Moose Harvest Report with details on last year's hunt, including the towns where moose were taken, is on Fish and Wildlife's website. Look under "Hunting and Trapping" and then "Big Game."