An annual lottery of Vermont moose hunting permits has produced 455 winners out of more than 12,600 applicants.
Governor Peter Shumlin and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry came together Wednesday to start the computer-generated selection process that randomly selects those who will get a chance to take home a moose this fall.
The drawing is done by a random sort of applications that were submitted by a June deadline. Lottery applications cost $10.00 for residents and $25.00 for nonresidents.
Veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and people who have been unsuccessful in previous moose hunting permit lotteries are given a better chance of winning.