WAITSFIELD, VT – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announces that the “2011 Vermont White-Tailed Deer Harvest Report” is available on-line, at the department’s web page (www.vtwfishandwildlife.com).
The report provides detailed, season-by-season analysis of Vermont’s 2011 archery, youth, rifle, and muzzleloader seasons. Combined, hunters took 12,132 deer last year, which was an expected decline from the year before.
The report, which can be downloaded and printed, comes out a week before the department begins a series of public deer hearings where wildlife biologists will share information on 2011 hunting season results as well as data gathered at biological check stations on antler measurements, ages and weights of deer taken. Winter severity data will be reviewed, and the prospects for 2012 season will be discussed.
Those hearings, being held from 7-8:30 p.m., are scheduled for:
March 26 Castleton – Education Center, Kehoe Conservation Camp.
March 26 Montpelier – Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street.
March 28 Orleans – Lake Region Union High School Cafeteria.
“For anybody who plans to attend the hearings or wants more details about what was, in many ways, a challenging deer hunting season, this report is an excellent source of information and data,” said Mark Scott, Director of Wildlife for the department.
The March 26 meeting from Castleton will be live-streamed on www.vpt.org.
Mark Scott, Director of Wildlife, 802-583-7194