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Vermont’s 2017 Moose Hunt Auction is Open

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits has closed, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 10. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 11.

Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the October 1-7 archery season, or in the October 21-26 regular season. Permits are for bulls-only.

Vermont’s 2016 Moose Harvest Report on Fish & Wildlife’s website has details on last year’s hunt, including the towns where moose were taken. Look under moose hunting.

Bids must be entered with a sealed bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife.
A minimum bid of $1,500 is required, and winning bids are typically at least $4,000. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $26, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).

Additional information about the auction is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190 or by emailing (Cheri.Waters@Vermont.Gov).

Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish & Wildlife educational programs.

The lottery drawing for 63 regular moose season permits and 17 archery season permits will be held at noon on Saturday July 29 during the Family Field and Fun Day at the Barre Fish and Game Club.