BENNINGTON, VT- Laura Feathers, owner of Family Footwear Center, was a winner in the 2016 Vermont Moose Permit Lottery. Referred to as “...the hunt of a lifetime” by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Laura was granted a special license to hunt a single Moose, within a pre-designated area of the Green Mountains of Vermont.
The odds of winning are tough. There have been over 10,000 hunters that have entered this Lottery for each of the past five years. Selected winners were allowed a second hunter into their party and Laura chose her husband Scott Feathers. And who could blame her? She and Scott have been entered into the Vermont Moose Lottery for the past 15 years, always without success, until this year.
The Lottery is run annually, as part of a Moose Management Program that began in the State of Vermont back in 1992. This program strives to create a balance between the Moose, their sustainable habitat, human interactions and with the overall protection of the forest itself.