Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14.
Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the October 1-7 archery season, or in the October 17-22 regular season.
Vermont’s 2014 Moose Harvest Report on Fish & Wildlife’s website has details on last year’s hunt, including the towns where moose were taken. Look under moose hunting.
Bids must be entered with a sealed bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife.
A minimum bid of $1,500 is required, and winning bids are typically at least $4,000. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $25, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).
Additional information about the auction is on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website. Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190 or by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish & Wildlife educational programs.
The lottery drawing for 225 regular moose season permits and 40 archery season permits will be held at 10 a.m. on July 16 at the Barre Fish and Game Club in Barre.