Hunters reminded to submit bear teeth
Published 8:15 am, Sunday, August 13, 2017
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters that they are required to submit a bear tooth to help wildlife scientists gather information about the population.
Vermont's early bear hunting season starts on Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 10.
The teeth are used to determine the age of bears. The department says biologists use age and sex information to evaluate the status and health of the bear population.
Envelopes for submitting the premolar teeth are available at big game checking stations.
The late bear hunting season runs Nov. 11-19. Hunters are permitted to take one bear per year.