Vermont Moose Hunting Permit Winners Are Drawn

Waterbury, VT – The winners of Vermont’s 2011 moose hunting
permits were determined July 27 at a lottery drawing in
Montpelier.

Governor Peter Shumlin, standing alongside Fish and Wildlife
Commissioner Patrick Berry, started the computer-generated
selection process that randomly picked 455 winners among more than
12,600 lottery applications.

The drawing is done by a random sort of applications that were
submitted by a June 3, 2011 deadline. Lottery applications cost
$10.00 for residents and $25.00 for nonresidents.

As part of the regular lottery drawing, a “special priority
drawing” was held for five permits to go to applicants who have
received, or are eligible to receive, a Campaign Ribbon for
Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (in
Afghanistan). Valid applications for this lottery were received
from 123 people. These five permits were drawn first. The
unsuccessful applicants from the Iraqi-Afghanistan drawing were
included in the larger regular drawing that followed. All
applicants for both drawings who did not receive a permit were
awarded a bonus point to improve their chances in future moose
permit lotteries.

A separate lottery was held for 50 moose permits to be used in
Vermont’s new archery moose hunting season.

“Today’s lottery drawing helps celebrate one of Vermont’s
successes in science-based wildlife management,” said State
Wildlife Biologist Cedric Alexander. “Vermont’s first moose hunt
was in 1993, when 25 moose were taken with 30 permits issued. We
expect about 250 moose will be taken this fall in a carefully
regulated hunt.”

Winners in this year’s moose hunting lottery are posted in a
searchable database on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s
website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Click on “Hunting and
Trapping” and then on “Lottery Applications and Winners.”

Lottery winners will purchase resident hunting permits for $100
and nonresident permits for $350. Ten percent of the permits go to
nonresidents. Payments for the hunting permits must be by money
order, bank check or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted.
Payments must be received in the Waterbury Fish and Wildlife office
by August 17, 2011.

Vermont law prohibits anyone who has held a Vermont moose
hunting permit within any of the previous three calendar years from
applying for a moose hunting permit or a bonus point in the current
year.

 

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