Hunters from across the country will be hunting moose this fall during the Vermont’s four-day moose season. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued 365 moose-hunting permits this year — an increase of about 65% over the number that went out last year. Biologists say that’s because there are more moose in the Vermont herd.
This October, moose hunting will be allowed in 70% of the state. Biologists expect as many as 250 moose to be taken in the four-day season. Moose-hunting permits are awarded by lottery and most go to Vermont residents. But this year, hunters from as far away as California, Colorado and Texas will be trying their luck as well.