Vermont Fish and Wildlife proposes increase in 'doe permits' April 30, 2012

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife proposes increase in 'doe permits' April 30, 2012, BurlingtonFreePress.com
... proposing to increase the number of antlerless deerpermits issued this year by 30 percent... Biologists made the recommendation based largely on the mild winter. The statewide average Winter Severity Index ... was only 11, compared with 69 last year and a long-term average of about 53. Because there was little if any winter mortality, biologists estimate that going into the fall the statewide deer herd will number approximately 125,000 to 135,000 animals, a potential increase of 10 percent to 20 percent from 2011. 


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