Fewer moose means fewer hunters in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire

Last modified: 4/4/2015 12:37:26 AM
New Hampshire has an estimated 4,000 moose and plans to issue 105 hunting permits in 2015, a decrease of 15 percent.Vermont has an estimated 2,400 moose and plans to issue 225 moose hunting permits in 2015, a decrease of 21 percent.Maine has an estimated 65,000 moose and plans to issue 2,850 permits in 2015, a decrease of 10 percent.All three states have been shrinking the number of hunting permits as the moose population has been dying off at alarming numbers.But the ratio of hunter per moose vary among states. Despite having 40 percent fewer moose than New Hampshire, Vermont is issuing more than double the amount of permits.Vermont sends out one hunter for every 10 moose, Maine sends out one hunter for every 23 moose, while New Hampshire sends out one hunter for every 38 moose.




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