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Vermont motorists urged to be alert to moose

May 4, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding drivers to be alert to moose crossing roadways this time of year.

Officials say moose are on the move particularly after dark and early in the morning as they travel from wintering areas to spring feeding spots. The department says more moose are hit by vehicles in the spring than other times of year.

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter says last year drivers hit 61 moose on Vermont highways. He says the department is asking drivers to be especially careful and “for people to enjoy watching moose from a distance.”