Montpelier’s Deer Debate August 19, 2018 Vermont,

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Montpelier’s Deer Debate August 19, 2018 Vermont, The Bridge
... according to Nick Fortin, Deer Project Leader for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, the statewide deer population is expected to be about 155,000 before the 2018 deer seasons. This is 10,000 more than last year’s estimate of 145,000..,

Too many deer in Vermont, Fish and Wildlife need your assistance October 8, 2018 FOX44 & ABC22
... an estimated 150,000 deer ... the overall health of the herd is just fine.... Vermont Fish & Wildlife have issued 26,000 permits...  Mark Scott...   director of wildlife with Vermont Fish and Wildlife ... 

Chance of hitting deer doubles during fall months October 11, 2018 Vermont, WCAX
...A study by State Farm insurance says late October through December is when we see a sudden rise in deer getting hit by cars... Vermont Fish and Wildlife says there are about 150,000 deer in the state ..,

, 2018 CT Post
... an estimated deer population of 155,000, likely the highest amount in a couple of decades as a result of several mild winters, fewer hunters and fewer areas to hunt... hopes to control the suburban deer by expanding archery hunting..,

Vermont Comprehensive Deer Management Evaluation February 2019 Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board
... The statewide deer population increased by an estimated 16% from 2015 to 2016 and by 5% from 2016 to 2017. There are many factors that affect the archery harvest, including deer population size, hunter effort, weather, food availability, and the availability of muzzleloader antlerless permits. Regardless of the other factors, if extending the season had resulted in increased effort (i.e., more days hunted) by hunters, the harvest would be expected to increase by approximately the observed increase in the deer population. However, the early archery harvest in 2016 was 1.4% lower than 2015 and in 2017 was up 8.0% from 2016, but only 6.5% higher than 2015 (Table 1)...

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