And officials don’t understand why the number of people applying for a permit has also decreased? Give me a break!
From the Burlington Free Press:
“The decline in permit applications has not been entirely unexpected and has followed a sharp decrease in permit numbers, from 1,225 in 2009 to 285 this year. Yet late last month, state Fish and Wildlife Department officials were alarmed to discover they had received only about as third as many applications as anticipated.”