Moose application permit set for June 17

MONTPELIER — Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reminding would-be moose hunters that June 17 is the deadline to apply for a permit for next fall’s hunt.
It’s quickest to apply on their website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com, which automatically enters applicants to win a new Thompson Center “Triumph” muzzleloader.
“Moose lottery permit applicants can help us improve efficiency of the permitting process by applying online, rather than by using one of our traditional paper applications available from license agents,” said Commissioner Louis Porter. “Online applications are quick and easy for the applicant, and they save data entry time for us, which translates into having that money go toward other Fish &Wildlife work.”
The .50 caliber Thompson Center muzzleloader has a stainless steel barrel and black stock. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, July 16.
Hunters can apply for one of 225 regular moose season permits available for the regular season hunt which starts Oct. 17 and ends Oct. 22, or for one of 40 permits for the Oct. 1-7 archery moose season.
Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. The deadline to apply is June 17. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350. Hunters also will have the option to bid on five moose hunting permits in an auction to be announced later. 
Vermont has about 2,400 moose statewide with the greatest concentration in the Northeast Kingdom.

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