Vermont hunters who gave the state teeth from deer they bagged last season can now find out how old their animals were.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department asked hunters to submit incisors from their harvest to help the state track the deer herd. Analysis of the teeth helps biologists determine the age and health of the animals.
Hunters sent in 2,672 teeth from rifle season. And now, those sportsmen and women can find out how old their deer were on fish and wildlife's website. Click here to check the age of your deer.
The department is now asking hunters for help with antlers. They say if your deer was 3 years or older and wasn't examined by a biologist at a reporting station, they want to measure its antlers. If you can help, bring your antlers to a fish and wildlife district office in April. Click here to find a district office near you. Or you can send a picture or two to AntlerPics@vermont.gov. The pictures must clearly show all antler points. Click here for all the instructions from Vermont Fish and Wildlife.
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