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Successful hunters asked to submit bear teeth for analysis, information on population


MONTPELIER, Vermont — As bear hunting season continues in Vermont, the Fish and Wildlife Department is asking successful hunters to submit a bear tooth so that information can be gathered about the state's bear population.

The department uses the teeth to determine the age of bears. Age and gender data are used to estimate the amount of bears in Vermont and status and health of the population.

The department provides envelopes at big game check stations for submitting the premolar tooth and directions on the back of them for extracting the tooth.

Vermont's early bear season started Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 13. The late bear season is Nov. 14-22.

Hunters are allowed to take one bear per calendar year.

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