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Wildlife officials examining deer season

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is examining the deer season to see if it's time to make some major changes.

Wildlife Director Mark Scott tells Vermont Public Radio the department has been surveying hunters for the past 18 months. He says it's looking at when to hold a separate season for hunters who use a bow and arrow, a muzzle loader or a rifle.

He says the department has not comprehensively looked at deer hunting in the state for 40 to 50 years.

Another possible change, affecting rifle season, would reduce the number of bucks a hunter can shoot from two to one.

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