Vermont Fish and Wildlife seeks input for 2018 moose hunt

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input on plans to issue fewer permits in the 2018 moose hunt.

The department will be holding three hearings this week where officials will outline the results of the 2017 moose and deer hunting seasons.

The meetings March 19, 21, and 22 will include a review of the proposed 2018 moose hunting season.

There will be opportunities for public comment ahead of the Fish and Wildlife Board's April 25 vote on the proposed 2018 moose season. Biologists are recommending that 14 bull-moose only permits be issued for areas in the Northeast Kingdom.

It would be the lowest number since the modern moose hunt began in 1993.