TIME TO SUSPEND VERMONT'S MOOSE HUNT NOW!

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Tell Commissioner Porter and the Fish and Wildlife Board Members to stop the hunt!

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Vermont’s moose population is in serious decline and it is at its lowest point in over a decade-now just some 1750 animals. And since 2010, the population has been below the state’s minimum population goal of 3000 animals. Moose are facing serious threats ranging from winter ticks, to the brain worm parasite, to warming temperatures. Despite the population being in the “red zone” for the last eight years with no indicators of a rebound, the Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has advocated for annual hunts (in each of the red zone years) and those hunts have all been approved by the Fish and Wildlife Board (FWB)-the body authorized to make regulations and establish public policy over game species. Over 2,000 moose permits were issued over that same red zone period.

Most remarkably, the DFW has stated repeatedly that the chief goal of their annual moose permits is to allow for “…controlled growth.” Yet throughout the last eight years, the moose population has continued to drop. Their chief management goal has failed to be met year after. Furthermore the DFW violates their own cardinal rule by allowing the hunting of a species even though its population is far below the minimum target population number, and the moose faces severe threats including low reproductive rates. It is worth noting that a consulting biologist to the NHFG Department in a study they commissioned, indicated that at current trends moose would be gone from the state by 2050.

 Enough is enough. The Vermont Wildlife Coalition is calling for the end all moose hunting until the population recovers to the minimum population target of 3,000. Moose will still die through vehicle accidents, winter tick and brain worm infestations-the hunt only adds to the loss of critically important individuals. Most Vermonters simply want to SEE a moose.

 Please sign today and please forward and post so others can sign too.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Time to suspend Vermont’s Moose Hunt-Sign the Petition!

Tell Commissioner Porter and the Fish and Wildlife Board Members to stop the hunt!

Vermont’s moose population is in serious decline and it is at its lowest point in over a decade-now just some 1750 animals. And since 2010, the population has been below the state’s minimum population goal of 3000 animals. Moose are facing serious threats ranging from winter ticks, to the brain worm parasite, to warming temperatures. Despite the population being in the “red zone” for the last eight years with no indicators of a rebound, the Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has advocated for annual hunts (in each of the red zone years) and those hunts have all been approved by the Fish and Wildlife Board (FWB)-the body authorized to make regulations and establish public policy over game species. Over 2,000 moose permits were issued over that same red zone period.

 


Most remarkably, the DFW has stated repeatedly that the chief goal of their annual moose permits is to allow for “…controlled growth.” Yet throughout the last eight years, the moose population has continued to drop. Their chief management goal has failed to be met year after. Furthermore the DFW violates their own cardinal rule by allowing the hunting of a species even though its population is far below the minimum target population number, and the moose faces severe threats including low reproductive rates. It is worth noting that a consulting biologist to the NHFG Department in a study they commissioned, indicated that at current trends moose would be gone from the state by 2050.

 

 

 

Enough is enough. The Vermont Wildlife Coalition is calling for the end all moose hunting until the population recovers to the minimum population target of 3,000. Moose will still die through vehicle accidents, winter tick and brain worm infestations-the hunt only adds to the loss of critically important individuals. Most Vermonters simply want to SEE a moose.

 


Please sign today and please forward and post so others can sign too.

 


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