Area hunters bag a record number of deer in 2017 December 14, 2017 Vermont,

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Area hunters bag a record number of deer in 2017 December 14, 2017 Vermont, Addison County Independent
... Another mild winter contributed to good numbers of deer and plentiful feed, according to state wildlife officials. Warmer than typical weather during most of this fall and early winter also probably encouraged more hunters to take to the woods and field ..,

...  preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons ... The legal buck harvest of 9,477 was 8 percent more than the previous three-year average of 8,760 ... The relatively high harvest was primarily due to the mild winters of 2016 and 2017 which allowed more deer to survive ..,

Vermont Fish and Wildlife says deer harvest up 13 percent March 19, 2018 Washington Times
... Experts attribute the increase to mild weather the preceding two winters, which allowed more deer to survive... hunters took a total of 15,984 deer ..,

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