On March 15, 2023

Public hearings on deer and moose to be held March 20, 21 and 23

 The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VTF&W) and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold public hearings on deer and moose management for 2023 on March 20, 21 and 23. 

The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2022 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions about the current status of the deer herd.

The hearings will also include a review of the 2022 moose hunting seasons and an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the number of moose permits recommended for 2023.

The three in-person hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at these locations:

March 20: Lake Region H.S., 317 Lake Region Rd, Orleans

March 21: Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester 

March 23: Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock

 Pre-recorded videos of the moose and deer presentations that will be given at these meetings will be available by going to the “Public Hearings Schedule” on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s home page. The VTF&W’s 2023 Moose Season Recommendation is also available on that page.

In addition to the public hearings, anyone can leave a comment on the proposals by emailing ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov. Comments on moose must be received by March 31 and for deer by May 12.

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