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Moose Hunters Have Successful Season

Vermont hunters killed almost 250 moose last month, officials say.

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that bow hunters took 23 moose during archery season Oct. 1-7. During regular moose season from Oct. 19-24, hunters took 197 moose, according to Cedric Alexander, Vermont’s moose project leader.

Alexander said the moose population is being scientifically managed, and the department is also tracking the number of ticks found on reported moose.

The release says the numbers of ticks on moose brought to the Island Pond check station was higher than anywhere else in the state.

The state will issue an official report of the season in January after any outstanding reports come in and all data is reviewed.

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