MONTPELIER (AP) - Two more public hearings are planned this month on the state's deer herd.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding the hearings to evaluate the impact that hunting rules and antler point regulation have had on hunters.

The evaluation will include surveys from hunters, three regional working groups and five public meetings to be held around the state this spring.

Two public hearings will be held at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton on January 30 and at Spaulding High School in Barre on January 31.

A deer biologist will talk about the department's new deer management planning process at each meeting. Hunters will be asked to fill out surveys and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Both meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.


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