Source: The Outdoor Wire
Waterbury, Vermont - Hunters did well in Vermont's 2008 deer hunting seasons with more than 17,000 deer harvested, which helped in managing the deer population and provided high quality table fare for hunters' families, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Vermont's deer hunting season results have been finalized in a report that is now available on Fish & Wildlife's website (vtfishandwildlife.com). Under "Hunting & Trapping," click on Big Game. Then look under Big Game Harvest Reports.
The total deer harvest increased 17 percent, from 14,516 in 2007 to 17,046 in 2008.
Hunters took 3,714 deer (22 %) in archery season, 1,863 deer (11%) on youth weekend, 7,295 deer (43%) in the November rifle season, and 4,166 deer (24%) in the December muzzleloader season.
Antlered bucks taken in archery, youth, rifle and muzzleloader seasons totaled 9,539 in 2008.
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