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VT F&W Asks Hunters to Report Wildlife Sightings and Hunting Effort

VT F&W Asks Hunters to Report Wildlife Sightings and Hunting Effort Montpelier Vermont

posted at 3:38 pm Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 by WherezIt Admin (admin2)

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering hunters the opportunity to participate in its annual deer hunter effort survey.

The survey is like a diary, where hunters record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears, or other wildlife they saw on each day of the November rifle season. This information helps the department evaluate how hunting pressure and the number of these animals varies throughout the season and around the state.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife has mailed survey cards to several thousand randomly selected hunters each year since 1999. That survey is now available for all licensed deer hunters through the Fish and Wildlife website.

"The information we get from this survey is critically important for the management of deer and other wildlife in Vermont," said Nick Fortin, Fish and Wildlife's deer project leader. "If we hear from more hunters, our deer population estimates will be more reliable and our management will be more effective."

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