Wildlife officials hold public meetings about moose

Vermont Fish & Wildlife photo by Wayne Laroche
A bull moose forages. Vermont wildlife biologists are studying the moose population.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding three public informational meetings in December about Vermont’s moose population and research efforts about the animals in the Northeast.

“We want to share information and educate Vermonters about Vermont’s moose population, and get a better feel for what other information the public would like about Vermont’s moose herd,” said Vermont’s Director of Wildlife Mark Scott.

The meetings will cover historical moose populations in Vermont, the impacts of climate change and winter ticks on Vermont’s population, and the current three-year moose study in which moose cows and calves are being monitored for survival.

Wildlife staff will be on hand with pictures of Vermont moose and their habitats. The meetings are free and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The nearest to Chittenden County is the Dec. 14 meeting at Montpelier High School in Montpelier. The others are in Island Pond and Woodstock.

Information online at: vtfishandwildlife.com.

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