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Vermont hunters asked to submit deer teeth

 Courtesy: Vt. Fish & Wildlife-Dave Yandell
Courtesy: Vt. Fish & Wildlife-Dave Yandell (WCAX)
Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 1:55 PM EST
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The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters to help collect deer biological data.

Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 10-25 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from the deer when they go to a reporting station.

The teeth help biologists evaluate regional differences in ages and antler characteristics of bucks, as well as to help estimate population size, growth rate, health and mortality rates. They say the data is used to produce accurate population estimates and to better assess current management strategies.