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Irasburg man pleads innocent to poaching moose


copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018  NEWPORT — The man who game wardens say killed a cow moose, dragged it behind his truck from Westmore to Barton, and left its carcass beside the road to rot has denied the stack of charges against him. Gerin J. Fortin, 2... More »

Arrest made in moose poaching case


copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Tena Starr   A 20-year-old Irasburg man has been arrested in connection with a moose poaching case in Westmore in late September. Gerin Fortin was arrested on Sunday and charged with six counts of big game violatio... More »

Reward offered for information on poached moose


copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Tena Starr   A Craftsbury Common woman rapidly raised more $2,500 through GoFundMe in order put up a reward she hopes will lead to the conviction of whoever illegally shot a cow moose in Westmore last month. Effort... More »

Moose population drops well below target level


copyright the Chronicle August 2, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   CRAFTSBURY — The number of moose in Vermont has dropped well below the target set by wildlife biologists, and the road to recovery is unclear. That was the grim news offered to the 50 people who show... More »

Fish and Wildlife proposes cutting moose permits in half


copyright the Chronicle April 5, 2017   by Brad Usatch   A steep decline in the moose population, both statewide and in the Northeast Kingdom, has led the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) to recommend substantial cuts in the number of hunting permits offe... More »

Moose kill down from 2015


copyright the Chronicle October 26, 2016 …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe: by Paul Lefebvre The success rate among moose hunters for the 2016 archery and rifle season, which ended Thursday, October 20, is lagging sl... More »


Moose harvest lagging at mid-season


by Paul Lefebvre BARTON — Halfway through the 2013 season and the moose harvest is running about 40 percent behind last year’s figures at this time, according to biologist Cedric Alexander of the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department. Early estimates suggest th... More »