Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vermont's 2012 Moose Auction is Open for Bids

for you moose hunters out there

Vermont's 2012 Moose Auction is Open for Bids

Always wanted a moose hunting permit but never won one in a state lottery? Here's your opportunity to bid on a permit and potentially win a hunt for Vermont's largest big game animal. Vermont's auction for five moose hunting permits is open until August 21. Sealed bids must be received by Vermont Fish & Wildlife by 4:30 p.m. that day.

Auction winners will choose to 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 20-25 regular season.

The 2011 Vermont Moose Harvest Report with details on last year's hunt, including the towns where moose were taken, is on Fish and Wildlife's website. Look under "Hunting and Trapping" and then "Big Game."

During the regular season, you will be able to name a partner to hunt with you, who also may carry a firearm or bow, and a third unarmed person may accompany you on your hunt. There are many experienced Vermont moose hunting guides who could assist you if needed.

Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $22, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). The bid amount and moose hunting permit fee must be paid by September 6.

Contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to receive a moose permit bid kit. Telephone 802-241-3700 or email (

Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish and Wildlife educational programs. Winning bids are typically at least $4,000.
Cedric Alexander, 802-751-0105; Mark Scott, 802-241-3700

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