State to hold informational meetings about moose

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding three public informational meetings about Vermont's moose in December.

"We are holding the meetings on the status of Vermont's moose population, including information about new challenges facing moose and current research efforts here in the Northeast," said Vermont's Director of Wildlife Mark Scott. "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. Anyone interested in Vermont's moose population will want to attend one of these meetings."

The meetings will include information about 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 to show pictures of Vermont moose and their habitats. The meetings are free and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:

- December 13: Northwoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Dr, Island Pond

- December 14: Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

- December 19: Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock


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