Deer hunters and wildlife officials may disagree on how to solve the problem, but one thing they do agree on is that deer kill figures in Vermont were very disappointing this past year. Buck kills were down in all 14 Vermont counties and the total number of bucks taken was the second lowest in more than half a century. That’s why big numbers are expected at four public hearings held by the state Fish & Wildlife Board on proposed deer hunting regulations– proposals that include a limit of one buck per year for hunters rather than the current three. The first of the hearings takes place tonight at Springfield High School.
Mitch Wertlieb talks with Rob Borowske, chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Board, about the hearings. (To hear the interview, click on the “Listen” icon.)