Deer final breaks record in 2020

ADDISON COUNTY — Bright spots have been rare in a 2020 afflicted by a pandemic and divisive politics. But there sure were plenty of happy deer hunters in Addison County. In fact, county wildlife reporting stations handled more deer in 2020 than in any year since the Independent has been tracking the count, and it wasn’t close. The previous record of 1,345 came in 2018 for the combined total of all seasons — rifle, Youth Hunting Weekend, archery and muzzleloader. Then, 2019 came close, with 1,324 weighed loc … (read more)

Young, novice hunters bag ’em

ADDISON COUNTY — Young and first-time hunters combined to bring 105 deer to Addison County’s seven wildlife reporting stations after going out during Youth Hunting Weekend on Oct. 24 and 25.  That total was typical for Addison County’s Youth Hunting Weeke … (read more)

2019 deer season was fourth highest

MONTPELIER — According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, preliminary numbers show 16,479 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2019 deer hunting seasons, the fourth highest total since 2000. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had … (read more)

Archery deer season arrives this weekend

MONTPELIER — Hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 5-Nov. 1 and Dec. 7-15 archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to two deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season with the purchase of two archery licenses. No more than one of th … (read more)