Vermont Looking To Expand Their Bear Season

VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding two public hearings in May on a proposal to extend their annual bear hunting season by four days.

Biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recommend lengthening their season to stabilize the growing bear population and create more bear hunting opportunities.

The proposal would also create a new black bear tag for hunters who want to pursue bear before the November deer rifle season. As proposed, the changes would go into effect in 2013.

The hearings will be held on May 22, at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton and May 23 at Lyndon State College. Both hearings will be held from 7pm to 8:30pm.

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