News

Hunters asked to provide deer teeth

HUNTERS WHO GET a deer during the November 13-28 regular deer season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer.
Photo Vermont Fish & Wildlife

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help gathering biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 12-27 regular deer season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer. Tooth envelopes are available at all deer reporting stations.

Biologists are collecting middle incisor teeth from all regular season bucks to evaluate regional differences in ages and antler characteristics as well as to help estimate population size, growth rate, health, and mortality rates. Each tooth will be cross sectioned to accurately determine the deer’s age, and the results will be posted on the Fish and Wildlife website next spring. 

“Knowing the ages of harvested deer is critically important, and more information allows us to make better management decisions,” said Nick Fortin, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s deer project leader.  “To accurately estimate deer numbers, and to better assess our current management strategies, we really need to get teeth from as many bucks as possible.”

Share this story:

More News
News

Bitter cold cancels college ski-down at Snow Bowl; Febs to ski down campus sledding hill

Brrrrrr! Wind chills of minus 20 or colder force big changes in events planned for this we … (read more)

Homepage Featured News

Middlebury placed on fast track for housing

Middlebury has earned a Neighborhood Development Area, or NDA, designation from the state … (read more)

News

Paid family leave seen as draw for workers

It’s a new biennium, but a return to a familiar battle for Rep. Robin Scheu.

Share this story: