THE STATUS AND MANAGEMENT OF MOOSE IN VERMONT
Increasing moose populations in Vermont prompted the initiation of a study in 1980 to monitor distribution, population trends, and moose health and condition. The state moose population increased from estimates of 200 animals in 1980 to over 1500 in 1993. The major known mortality factors have been motor vehicle collisions (62%) and poaching (23%). In 1992, a 5-year moose management plan was adopted in response to increased public interest in moose. A major action of the plan was implementation of a limited hunt in only one management unit, with 30 either-sec permits issued via a lottery in 1993. Permit numbers are expected to be increased in the future to achieve a goal of population stabilization for the management unit, as desired by the public.
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