A Mississippi man is the top bidder in the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual auction of moose hunting permits.
Joe Hill of Brandon, Mississippi, bid $8,001 for one of five permits that went to the highest bidders.
The winning bids raised money for Fish and Wildlife education programs.
The state is issuing a total of 1,255 moose permits for the split seasons in October and November.
The state estimates Vermont’s moose population at about 5,000.