Contributors to this thread:
VT moose lottery open
Vermont 2016 moose lottery application period is now open there are 2 separate lotteries 1 for the archery moose hunt and 1 for the regular moose hunt,135 regular season and 25 archery permits will be available,a new law this year you must wait 5 years if you had drawn a permit since you where chosen before you can apply again,it used to be 3 years
It's stunning how far the Moose population and permit numbers have crashed. The quota of 160 this year is big cut-back from the 265 they gave last year.
When my son & I hunted in 2008, they issued 1260 Moose tags in the lottery!
Vermont still gives our more tags than Montana..... Our quotas have been more than cut in half, pretty much thanks to wolves (although you won't get the F&G to openly admit it). I've been putting in for a permit here for almost 40 years now and have yet to draw, but I keep trying! Maybe I should apply in Vermont! ;)
Our population is in a big decline. Biologist think part of the problem is the infestation of ticks. I believe I read this year there will be no cow tags.
Did you see how now you have to wait five years to apply again if you draw! That was a big surprise as this is my fourth year, and I thought I was going to be able to apply again..no go.
Never applied for the VT moose lottery. Starting now.
Just wondering, with those odds is there any chance of being drawn with no points?
Wade, it's not a Preference Point situation in VT it's a bonus point, which changes your odds just a tiny bit.
Mike, that was a raw deal huh? They should have started the 5 year wait with this year, and let those who drew before just wait the 3 years. I guess we really can't complain too much.
Give it a shot guys, VT is a beautiful state and has some nice Moose. Remember, you can apply for both the General AND the Archery tags.
Ace they said last year that it would be a 5 year wait for any one that was drawn last year so I thought that anyone before that would only have to wait 3 years but it does say that anyone drawn in the last 5 years would not be eligible to apply this year,my only hope is Maine and New Hampshire!!!
Just an update on Vt I hear but hasn't been confirmed yet that the 5 year wait was only for people that where drawn last year,that if we where drawn before that only need to wait 3 years,I guess some of the wording is messed up ,I would contact VT F&W to confirm it,this came from one of the Fish and Game board members