Local and Regional Briefs

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Ages of deer taken last year available on Vt. website

RUTLAND, Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters who submitted a tooth from a deer they killed last year can now see how old that animal was on the department’s website.

Hunter were asked to provide a middle incisor tooth from the animal to a reporting station as the state collects biological data on the deer population.

Hunters provided nearly 3,000 teeth from bucks.

Biologists also examined 915 deer at reporting stations during the youth and rifle seasons.

The oldest deer — a 20-year-old doe — was taken by a youth hunter in Braintree, Vt. The oldest buck at 12 years was shot in Ferrisburgh.

Stay Work Play seeks award nominations

CONCORD — An organization that works to retain New Hampshire's young workforce is accepting nominations for its 10th round of annual awards.

The Rising Star Awards given by the nonprofit Stay Work Play NH recognize young people and businesses that succeed in recruiting and retaining them.

There are seven categories for awards, including a new addition this year: high school student of the year.

Nominations will be accepted until July 19.

Finalists will be announced in August, and winners will be celebrated in October.

— Wire reports