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AUTOMOTIVE Vermont Hunters Had Successful 2017 Deer Seasons The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season. The 15,949 deer brought home by hunters yielded more than 3 million meals of local nutritious venison. “The legal buck harvest of 9,477 was 8 percent more than the previous three-year average of 8,760, and the third highest buck harvest since 2002,” said deer project leader Nick Fortin. “Harvest numbers increased during the archery, youth and muzzleloader seasons, and the total harvest of 15,949 is also the third highest since 2002. “The relatively high harvest was primarily due to the mild winters of 2016 and 2017 which allowed more deer to survive. Additionally, the department issued more muzzleloader antlerless deer permits this year to provide more harvest opportunity and to limit population growth in some parts of the state.” The primary goal of Vermont’s deer management strategy is to keep the deer herd stable, healthy and in balance with available habitat. “Maintaining an appropriate number of deer on the landscape ensures deer and the habitats that support them remain in good condition and productive,” said Fortin. Each year the department operates biological check stations during deer hunting seasons to gather information on the age, sex, field dressed weight, antler characteristics, and overall health of Vermont’s deer herd. In 2017, biological data were collected from more than 1,200 deer examined during the two-day youth season and November rifle season. Dannie Boyd of Wilmington, VT with the nice buck he got in Vermont’s 2017 November deer season. Hunters took 9,477 bucks in Vermont in 2017. Photo courtesy of VT Fish & Wildlife To provide additional data, hunters submitted more than 2,800 teeth from bucks harvested during the rifle season. Fortin adds, “The effort made by hunters and many of our big game reporting stations to collect teeth during rifle season will greatly improve our understanding of Vermont’s buck population.” The 2017 report on deer hunting seasons with final numbers will be on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (www. vtfishandwildlife.com) in early February. CHEVROLET, FIND NEW ROADS 2013 CHEVROLET TAHOE 4WD 1500 LT Stk#50817A, 29719 miles NOW $ 36,988 2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU 1LT Stck#20017A2, 21180 miles NOW $ 17,988 SEE OUR COMPLETE INVENTORY ONLINE... 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Developed to encourage upgrades of shooting ranges to enhance their safety and operation, the Shooting Range Improvement Grant Program seeks grant applications from clubs and government agencies involved in the operation of shooting ranges, including archery ranges until 4:30 p.m. on March 15. The grant period begins July 1, 2018. Eligible projects include shooting range re-development, noise abatement structures, safety berms, shooting benches, overhead shelters, and the construction or improvement of access roads and parking lots. Grant money may also be used for lead mitigation, such as recycling, reducing range floor surface drainage or liming range property. An estimated $60,000 in grant funds will be available this year. These funds are derived through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Restoration Program which is based on federal excise taxes on hunting and shooting equipment. Ranges that receive one of these grants must provide at least 20 hours of public use per month when in operation and be open at reasonable times for hunter education courses. For further information or to download an application SAVI packet, visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website at www.vtfishandwildlife.com. Click on “Hunting and Trapping,” and then on “Shooting Ranges in Vermont.” Or, contact Daneil Pieterse at (802) 272-6923. • • • 2016 GMC SIERRA 1500 stk#28916B, CREW CAB, STANDARD BOX 4WD, SLE NOW $ 39,988 2016 CHEVROLET SONIC HATCH LT Stk#42616, auto., 3246 Miles NOW $14,568 Cody Chevrolet Cadillac • Barre-Montpelier Road • Montpelier • 802-223-6337 • Toll Free 1-800-278-Cody page 28 The WORLD January 24, 2018 2015 CHEV. SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB Stk#24517A, SHORT BOX, 4WD, HIGH COUNTRY NOW $ 37,988 2013 TOYOTA CAMRY Stk#19917A, 2.5L, 6 SPD. 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WORLD SPORTS & OUTDOORS Norwich Women’s goalie, Laurie King (center), gets some help from her defense as she moves in to block an Endicott College shot during last Wednesday night’s game at Kreitzberg Arena. The Cadet Women, ranked second nationally, dispatched Endicott, ranked 10th, 4-1 and improved to 13-1-1 overall and 7-0-0 in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC). Photo by Bill Croney Northfield’s Jade Law drives past a Stowe defender on her way to the hoop during last Friday night’s game, In Northfield. Stowe defeated Northfield 42-22. Photo by Bill Croney Williamstown’s Shyla King (left, in white) and Thetford’s Jenna Davidson (in blue) fight for a loose ball during last Thursday night’s game in Williamstown. Thetford rolled to a 6-1 record as they defeated the Lady Devils 57-21. Photo by Bill Croney Work Injury Keeping You On The Sidelines This Winter? Schedule a FREE consultation with our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. Local | Caring | Experienced Williamstown guard Garrett Metcalf (in white) gets past Randolph’s N’goma Lungu and goes in for a hoop during last Friday Night’s game in Williamstown. The Blue Devil Boys cruised past the Galloping Ghosts and improved their record to 8-1. Photo by Bill Croney Ron Fox Kelly Massicotte Heidi Groff Pat Biggam SUPPORTS LOCAL YOUTH SPORTS! Submit your original photos and descriptions along with your contact information to editor@vt-world.com by Friday at 5PM to be included in the next issue of the WORLD 1-800-INJURED (465-8733) 453 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier | www.bfslaw.com January 24, 2018 The WORLD page 29

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