VT Bear Hunting Season Begins

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/01 2014 04:40PM

Updated 09/01 2014 06:17PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - It's official, bear hunting season begins on Monday.

Vermont has two official bear hunting seasons. The "early" season stretches from Labor Day until November 14. The late season runs from November 15 to the 23.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the hunting season helps manage the bear population in in the state, which is now estimated at around 6,000.

Hunters took 556 bears last year in the state.

Just a reminder, early bear hunting season requires a special bear tag.

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