A press release says Governor Peter Shumlin and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter used a computer-generated selection process that randomly picked 335 winners from more than 11,600 applications.
“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 close to 150 moose will be taken this fall in a carefully regulated hunt.”
A special priority drawing was held for five permits to go to applicants who received or eligible to receive a Campaign Ribbon for Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). A press release says individuals who were not selected during the priority drawing were entered into the regular drawing.
The lottery was held for 50 moose permits to be used in the Vermont’s October 1-7 archery moose hunting season and 285 moose permits for the October 18-23 regular moose season.
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