Vt. encourages more landowners to open to huntingThe Associated Press | November 05,2013BENNINGTON - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is encouraging landowners to make their properties available to hunters.
The department says amount of posted land has roughly doubled between 1971 and 2011, about 100,000 acres to between 200,000 and 230,000.
Hunting license sales have also been on the decline, from about 91,000 licenses sold in 1987 to about 73,500 in 2004.
The Bennington Banner reported that recent legislation has given landowners the option to use "hunting by permission" signs, which work similar to posted signs but are more inviting. The signs are still being worked on.MORE IN This Just InEfforts are underway to raise thousands of dollars needed to pay for medical care and other... Full StoryTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Update on Center Alley project, review of opiate talk evening at the library and aldermen want kids to wear helmets while riding bikes around town. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss some of the... Full StoryThe Associated Press Full Story
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