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Re: “Sharp Decline in Vermont Moose Herd Raises Questions About Hunting

They need to quit trapping possums for no reason. Each possum can kill up to 5000 ticks in a season.
Another major reason in addition to the ticks is reduced edible vegetation from over browsing leaving lower quality greens. The east needs predators to move the deer and moose otherwise everything gets overgrazed.
https://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/special_interests/white_tailed_deer.pdf

Posted by David Robert on 07/23/2016 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Sharp Decline in Vermont Moose Herd Raises Questions About Hunting

With only 2000 of any native species in any state there should be armed guards shooting poachers on sight, not an open season, not even a permit season.

. It is concenring that this moose herd is allowed to dwindle to this point without Vermont just shutting down the hunting season for a few years. Yeah - you take a hit for awhile, but moose tags have to be a pretty major cash cow

the Outdoor Recreation Foundation notes that
THE VERMONT ACTIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY:
• Supports 35,000 jobs across Vermont
• Generates $187 million in annual state tax revenue
• Produces $2.5 billion annually in retail sales and services across Vermont
– accounting for 12% of gross state product


THE RESIDENTS OF VERMONT should APPRECIATE THE IMPACT VIEWING MOOSE HAS ON THE ECONOMY AND URGE, PETITION AND CONTACT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO HAVE THE FWD SUSPEND THE MOOSE LOTTERY. WHY? ECONOMICALLY........ WILDLIFE VIEWING IS IN THE NUMBER OF 282,000 PEOPLE OR 54% OF THE POPULATION VS HUNTING AT 72,742 OR 14% OF THE POPULATION. Therefore, of the $2.5 billion dollars in sales, and $187 dollars of tax revenue; 54% of people who are viewing wildlife ( to include moose ) are contributing to the overall economy of Vermont. The Fish and Wildlife page actually dedicates a section to wildlife viewing with a specific notice about observing moose in June 2016.
Also, how is this moose permit season keeping with the FWD's 2010-2020 management strategy points?Management Strategies:
Maintain a statewide fall post-hunt population of
between 3,000 and 5,000 moose.


The moose lottery is now open. SHAME ON THE VT FWD for considering dollars over the sustainable health of the moose in this state! What will moose hunters hunt when the moose are all gone?

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Posted by Nagualtonal on 07/22/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Sharp Decline in Vermont Moose Herd Raises Questions About Hunting

I did hear a report don't know where it was from.
They said that.75% of new born moose die from tick bites. Anyway to vaccinate? Something has to be done I forgot who reported this this is bad news

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Posted by Paul Gorton on 07/20/2016 at 7:32 PM

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