Local waters, and fishing, heating up, deer population April 27, 2013 Vermont

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Local waters, and fishing, heating up, deer population April 27, 2013 Vermont, BurlingtonFreePress.com
...  the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board tentatively approved ... a 15 percent increase in permits.  After two consecutive winters that were among the mildest on record, wildlife biologists expect the deer herd will number about 130,000 going into the fall, which is a 4 percent increase from last year ...The statewide winter severity index – a measure of days when the temperature drops below zero and snow depths exceed 18 inches – was 19.8 this year. While that’s up from 2012’s record low of about 11, it’s still well below the long-term average of 49.3 ...

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