Maine to reduce moose hunt permits by 25 percent because winter ticks have taken toll on herd May 9, 2014

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Maine to reduce moose hunt permits by 25 percent because winter ticks have taken toll on herd May 9, 2014 Bangor Daily News 
...  the radio collar moose study that early data from the study shows there was about a 30 percent mortality rate for adult females, which is above the average 10 percent winter mortality rate for female moose... Many of the moose carcasses are engorged with winter ticks ... U.S. wildlife officials attribute the increase in winter ticks to shorter winters caused by climate change...


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