Officials report on how much fall food was available for wildlife in 2017

Springfield, Vt. - Vermont Fish & Wildlife says several foods that important for wildlife during the fall were abundant in 2017.

“Fish & Wildlife staff surveyed 27 mast stands around the state in late September and early October and found that beechnut counts were excellent, with the highest numbers recorded since 1998,” said State Wildlife Biologist Forrest Hammond.

“They also found abundant deer and bear sign in the beech stands,” added Hammond.

Officials say acorn production was also high this year and lots of mountain ash berries were found in higher elevations. According to a media release, apples were found in high numbers in the early fall but most were gone by late October.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Made Right, Here
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Don't Miss: Darin' Erin
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Don't Miss: This Place in History
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center