- Associated Press - Saturday, November 17, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched a new app for hunters to report wildlife sightings.

People using the app will be able to record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears or other wildlife they see during the November rifle season.

The department will use the information to evaluate the number of animals in different parts of the state. Department deer project leader Nick Fortin says the information will help deer management be more effective.

Fish and Wildlife has randomly selected hunters for the survey each year since 1999. This year, all licensed deer hunters can take the survey.

The app is free to use, and it works without cellphone service. It is available on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon app stores.

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