Buck kill up 49 percentStaff Report | December 10,2006The 2006 firearm buck season is running 49 percent ahead of last year's total.
As of Dec. 5, the last reporting date from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, 4,952 bucks have been reported to checking stations around the state.
That compares to 3,327 bucks for the same period in 2005.
Franklin County leads the way with 648 bucks reported. Windsor County is second, with 570 bucks, followed by Rutland (568), Orange (430) and Bennington (399) Counties.
Only Windham County trails the kill figures from a year ago. This year, 305 bucks have been reported, down from the 318 checked in last year.
The 2006 buck kill has already exceeded the dismal kill of 2005, when 3,944 antlered bucks were taken.
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