TV show to discuss wildlife management

MONTPELIER-Deer and moose are two of the most important species in Vermont for hunters and wildlife watchers. The animals play a significant role in Vermont's economy and rural heritage, as well.

The state's Fish and Wildlife Department is responsible for managing their populations, for the health of the animals and to minimize adverse impacts on the landscape. Vermont Public Television's "Outdoor Journal" will broadcast a live forum Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m. on the goals and challenges of managing deer and moose. The program will also be webcast live at www.vpt.org.

Outdoorsman and writer Lawrence Pyne will host, and guests will be Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry; Mark Scott, state wildlife director; and Cedric Alexander, state moose project leader. VPT will take calls from viewers at 1-866-424-LIVE during the show and welcomes questions ahead of time or during the program at connect@vpt.org. All questions and comments, whether or not they are used during the program, will be given to Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department staff.

Production funding for "Outdoor Journal" is provided by Vermont taxpayers through the Fish and Wildlife Department.

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