Vermont Deer Population and Management Archive - Vermont

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Vermont Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Reported Deer Kill from Hunting


1897: 103

1898: 131

1899 90

1900 123

1901 211

1902 403

1903 753

1904 541

1905 497

1906 634

1907: 991

1908 2,208

1909: 4,597

1917: 2,622

1927: 869

1937; 2,446

1947: 5.635

1957: 11,425

1967: 22,876

1977: 12.122

1978: 8,775

1979: 16.523

1980: 25,932

1981: 20,246

1982: 9,946

1983: 6,630

1984: 13,048

1985: 13,877

1986: 12,753

1987: 9,004

1988: 7.078

1989: 9,232

1990: 8,983

1991: 11,584

1992: 14,460

1993: 13,333

1994: 12,903

1995: 18,116

1996: 18,622

1997: 19,836

1998: 20,068

1999: 19,783

2000: 20,498

2001: 15,065

2002: 16,632

2003: 14,528

2004: 11,925

2005: 8,546

2006: 12,682

2007: 14,516

2008: 17,038

2009: 15,237

2010: 15,523

2011: 12,132

2012: 13,757

2013: 14,107

2014: 13,590

2015: 12,742

2016: 16,220

2017: 15,984

2018: 19,011

2019: 16,550

2020: 18,991


2019 Deer Evaluation


2017 Moose Evaluation


2020 - 2030 Deer Management Plan


Draft Plan


2020-2030 Moose Management Plan

A List of Articles in the Archive

..........2021

Vermont 2020 to 2030 Deer Management and Elk Deer Management Plans February 2020

VTF&W to Hold Electronic Deer Hearings May 11 and 13 April 29, 2021 Vermont

.........2020

Deer final breaks record in 2020 December 23, 2020 Vermont

Keeping track of Vermont's deer population February 17, 2020

State seeks to save moose from ticks by increasing hunting February 23, 2020 Vermont,

........2019

Hunters took 18845 deer during 2018 January 3, 2019 Vermont

State proposes overhaul of deer hunting rules March 11, 2019 Vermont

Sweeping changes in deer hunting proposed by F&W Board March 1, 2019 Vermont

.......2018

Montpelier’s Deer Debate August 19, 2018 Vermont,

Tips and tricks on where to find the biggest, coolest animals in Vermont August 3, 2018 Vermont

Vermont's herd is not the biggest it's ever been September 25, 2018

......2017

2017 New England Deer Forecast September 15, 2017 Vermont

Antlerless Deer Proposal Voted on by F&W Board April 27, 2017 Vermont

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

Deer hearing sees small, quiet turnout May 20, 2017 Vermont,

Deer History November 11, 2017 Vermont

Mountain lion debate just won't go away October 15, 2017 Vermont

Public Hearings Set for Deer, Moose February 28, 2017 Vermont

What the Elk? Cervids Escape From Derby Enclosure June 28, 2017 Vermont,

.....2016

2015 White-tailed Deer Report [PDF] March 16, 2016 Vermont,

Antlerless Deer Proposal Voted by F&W Board April 22, 2016 Vermont

Coyote Genome February 26, 2016 Vermont

Lack of response hurts wildlife management February 14, 2016 Vermont

Taking aim at Vermont predators January 10, 2016

Vermont 2015 deer harvest reflects stable buck population January 8, 2016

Vermont deer kill down in 2015 January 7, 2016

We need a deer hunting pause March 30, 2016 Vermont,

....2015

Addison County, Deer season was the best since 2002 December 3, 2015 Vermont,

An okay season for deer hunters January 18, 2015 Vermont,

Can Bennington be an outdoor mecca? May 13, 2015 Vermont,

Changes on the way to Vermont deer hunting season May 6, 2015 Vermont,

Deadline nears for homeowners to seek wildlife grants November 14, 2015 Vermont,

Deer meetings to be held without deer biologist March 7, 2015 Vermont

Derby native Fortin tabbed as deer project leader August 8, 2015 Vermont

Fewer Hunters Means Fewer Dollars For Conservation November 4, 2015 Vermont

For deer herd data, states count on hunters January 31, 2015 Vermont

Maine, Vermont scale back on deer hunting permits as rough winter shrinks herd October 3, 2015 Maine

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available May 28, 2015 Vermont

New Deer Hunting Regulations Effective in 2016 July 9, 2015 Vermont

New England Deer Forecast October 21, 2015 Vermont

New research to help keep Vermont wildlife off the roads September 14, 2015

Northern New England states can provide good venues for hunting April 23, 2015 Vermont

November buck kill increases despite harsh winters December 19, 2015 Vermont

November buck kill increases despite harsh winters December 19, 2015 Vermont

Protecting Vermont's wildlife habitat June 1, 2015

State says coywolves are no myth November 8, 2015 Vermont,

Vermont cutting in half antlerless deer hunting permits April 26, 2015

Vermont eyes deer urine ban, expand crossbow use February 25, 2015

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board votes to ban natural deer urine lures April 29, 2015

Vermont Moves Closer To a Ban On Deer Urine May 22, 2015

Vermont mulls pulling back crossbow restrictions for deer January 31, 2015 Vermont

Vermont ranked third worst state for deer hunting August 1, 2015

Vermont Wardens Police the Wilderness October 28, 2015

Vermont's Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 14 November 10, 2015

Vt. Fish & Wildlife Board to consider hunting changes January 5, 2015 Vermont

Vt. Fish and Wildlife Board proposes fewer moose permits March 24, 2015 Vermont

Vt. shuts down ‘canned hunt’ facility February 22, 2015 Vermont,

White-tailed Deer Harvest Report for 2014 [PDF] March 20, 2015 Vermont

...2014

Antlerless Deer Proposal Voted by F&W Board April 25, 2014

Baiting Debate Heats Up With Fall Deer Seasons October 7, 2014 Vermont

Crossbows and spikehorns may be in store for deer hunters October 25, 2014 Vermong

Deer hearing draws sparse crowd May 10, 2014 Vermont

Deer hunters did well in 2013 January 18, 2014 Vermont,

Deer Hunting Results Reflect Stable, Healthy Population January 15, 2014 Vermont

Deer management review grinds on September 21, 2014 Vermont

Deer Management Review Plan Explained April 12, 2014 Vermont

Deer season is here September 13, 2014 Vermont,

For Vermont's largest mammal, the moose, some tiny, terrible problems November 9, 2014

Hunters anticipate start of Vermont's archery deer season Oct. 4 October 1, 2014

Hunters in Vermont Took More than 14,000 Deer March 21, 2014 Vermont

Kick Off Rifle Deer Hunting Season Safely November 14, 2014 Vermont

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across U.S. November 23, 2014 Vermont

Man accused of taking deer illegally, lying to wardens February 3, 2014 Vermont

Mild Winters Credited for Twin State Deer Hunting Success January 18, 104 Vermont

Moose in Vermont Recovering from Tick Infestation November 3, 2014

People discuss possible drone hunting ban October 22, 2014 Vermont

Record deer case ends in $400 fine May 16, 2014 Vermont

State Considers Key Changes To Deer Season June 28, 2014 Vermont,

Survey says: Deer Hunters support status quo May 31, 2014 Vermont

That long, brutal winter January 5, 2014 Vermont

Vermont's rifle deer season starts Saturday, Nov. 15 October 30, 2014

Vermont’s wildlife responds to delayed spring March 28, 2014

VT Fish & Wildlife Board Approves Antlerless Deer Hunting Proposals April 26, 2014 Vermont

Vt. 2013 deer hunting results show healthy herd January 15, 2014 Vermont

Vt. deer hunting results reflect stable, healthy population January 26, 2014 Vermont

Wild deer mean safer herds for Vermont November 9, 2014 Vermont

..2013

A deer management strategy based on sound science and public input August 7, 2013, Vermont

A very good year for the outdoors, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Gets More Funding May 19, 2013 Vermont

Antler rule points to buck survival issue July 13, 2013 Vermont,

Deer Hearings Set for Late March March 12, 2013 Vermont

Deer Season starts November 14, 2013 Vermont

G&F Vermont Deer Outlook October, 2013

Hunters set sights on Vt. deer issues March 29, 2013 Vermont

Hunters spend $292 million in Vermont November 8, 2013

Hunters to review deer regulations, antler restrictions March 4, 2013 Vermont

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

More antlerless deer permits available this season July 12, 2013 Vermont

No stampede to deer control program October 26, 2013 Vermont

Public Events Announced for New Comprehensive Deer Management Plan January 16, 2013 Vermont

State still seeking public input on deer management September 2, 2013 Vermont

Two one-in-a-million deer, deer life span December 21, 2013 Vermont

Vermont Deer Herd November 14, 2013

Vermont deer season yields 13% increase in 2012, credits mild winter March 26, 2013

Vermont Fish & Wildlife reports hunters harvested 13,850 white-tailed deer in 2012 January 14, 2013

Vermont Herd, Late season a boon to hunters' harvest? November 9, 2013 Vermont

Vermont is offering several deer hunting Ocrober 3, 2013

Vermont's comprehensive deer management review plan. - March 29, 2013

Wanted: Deer survey volunteers February 23, 2013 Vermont

.2012

2011 deer season harvest down from last year February 12, 2012 Vermont

Amount of posted land increasing in Vermont November 5, 2012

Between oak and beech [reduced deer food] February 9, 2012 Vermont

Deer Herd Status September 30, 2012 Vermont

Governor's budget increase a step in the right direction January 15, 2012 Vermont

Initial reports: Deer harvest up December 13, 2012 Vermont

New year brings new seasons, good results December 30, 2012 Vermont

Survival of the Fittest, Coyote March 5, 2012 Vermont

The numbers are good January 1, 2012 Vermont

The Rut in Vermont November 16, 2012

Vermont Deer Biologist Optimistic for Hunting Seasons September 27, 2012

Vermont Deer Herd October 6, 2012 North Adams

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

Vermont Land Trust on a mission to save Vermont's backcountry September 9, 2012

Vermont's 2011 Deer Season Report Available for Download March 21, 2012

Vt. officials to lay out environmental successes, challenges April 24, 2012 Vermont

Web service aims to connect hunters and landowners October 9, 2012 Vermont

2011

Advisory group is weighing options for 'deer damage' December 26, 2011 Vermont

Are Vermont hunters an endangered species? | A Mindful Carnivore September 16, 2011

Are Vermont's Deer Losing Their Antlers? November 22, 2011

As Vermont mourns mammal's death, questions swirl October 15, 2011

Biologists expect light deer season November 10, 2011 Vermont

Deer hard to come by in 2011 December 20, 2011 Vermont

F&W chief gives deer management overview June 24, 2011 Vermont

Federal survey says hunters spend $189 million annually in Vermont October 19, 2011

Forest study advances, deer habitat October 4, 2012 Vermont

Future of Vermont elk hunting park unclear September 28, 2011 Vermont

Lowell Wind Project: Will Young November 19, 2011 Vermont

Managing Vermont's wildlife June 17, 2011

Rumors of wild deer kill at Irasburg elk-hunting park dispelled August 24, 2011

The policy and politics behind Pete the Moose October 17, 2011

This may turn out to be the hunting season to forget November 13, 2011 Vermont

Tough winter prompts Vermont to reduce antlerless deer permits June, 2011

Understanding those deer sex ratios November 13, 2011 Vermont

Validity of hunter surveys for daily effort and deer sightings in Vermont November 21, 2011 Wildlife Society Bulletin

Vermont deer season numbers March 21, 2011 Vermont

Vermont: Five men charged with mass poaching attempt November 26, 2011

Why hunting and fishing are giving way to Wi-Fi and channel surfing December 22, 2011 Vermont