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Amount of Posted Land on the Rise in Vermont

The amount of posted land in Vermont has gone up in recent years.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says the numbers have increased since 1971, from 100,000 acres to 230,000 last year.

Unless a person takes measures to enclose or "post" their property, anyone who is properly licensed can go onto their property and hunt, fish, or trap there.

Once a person posts their property, hunters, anglers, and trappers must get permission from the landowner to conduct those activities.

The Bennington Banner reports the department launched a service through its website that connects willing landowners with hunters.

This was done in response to complaints from landowners with deer damage to their property and from hunters saying with all the posted land there are fewer places to hunt.

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