Wed, Aug 28, 2013 07:23 PM
Vermont's seventh annual auction of five moose hunting permits
closed on Aug. 21, with $23,704 taken in from the five winning
The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational
programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for
Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont's
Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting.
Marian Jusko, Conn., $5,150
Donald Davis, NH, $4,901
James Stinson, NH, $4,650
Colin Haas, Vt., $4,502
Jeffrey Daignault, Mass., $4,501
Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($22 for
residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee
($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).
The Fish and Wildlife Department held a lottery on Aug. 1, when
405 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than
12,000 people who applied.
Hunters are expected to take close to 200 moose during Vermont's
moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular
moose season is October 19-24. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont
has 2,500-3,000 moose statewide.
"Our management goal is to keep Vermont's moose herd in balance
with available habitat," said Cedric Alexander, Vermont's moose
project leader. "Carefully constructed hunting regulations enable
us to enjoy having moose in Vermont on a sustainable basis, while
their numbers are maintained at levels that fit habitat capacity
and the needs of people."