MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 14. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 15.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board authorized a total of 13 permits in two wildlife management units to be made available for the 2018 moose season. Auction winners will hunt in Wildlife Management Units E1 or E2 in the northeast corner of the state during the October 1-7 archery season, or in the October 20-25 regular season. Permits are for bulls-only.
Bids must be entered with a sealed bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife.
A minimum bid of $1,500 is required, and winning bids have typically been at least $4,000 when the number of permits available were higher. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license (residents $26, nonresidents $100) or moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents).
Moose permit bid packets can be obtained by calling Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190 or by emailing (Cheri.Waters@Vermont.Gov).
Proceeds from the moose hunting permit auction help fund Vermont Fish & Wildlife educational programs.
Media Contact: Commissioner Louis Porter; Mark Scott 802-777-4217