Survey finds record abundance of food sources for deer, wildlife

Courtesy: Vt. Fish & Wildlife/Dave Yandell

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials say important fall foods for wildlife were abundant this year.

In a survey, staff looked at 27 areas around the state in late September and early October. They found that beechnut counts were the highest since 1998. Acorn production was also found to be good in oak stands. And mountain ash berries were very abundant at high elevations. Apples were available at high numbers early, but that most had fallen by late October.

These plants are valuable food sources for deer bear and other wildlife.