Vermont’s Moose Hunt Auction is Open
Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, 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 14.
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 18-23 regular season.
Vermont’s 2013 Moose Harvest Report on Fish & Wildlife’s website has details on last year’s hunt, including the towns where moose were taken. Look under “Hunting and Trapping” and then “Big Game.”
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 $22, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).
The bid packets include a map of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units with revised boundaries effective this year.
Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish and Wildlife educational programs.