Fewer ticks found on moose in Vermont

November 2, 2014 4:07 AM

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MONTPELIER – October’s moose hunting season was good news for Vermont wildlife officials who say a tick infestation that has harmed the state’s herd waned in the last year.

A “normal” winter and a late spring could be the reason biologists found fewer ticks on the carcasses of moose killed during Vermont’s October hunting season, said Cedric Alexander, the moose biologist for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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