Moose population continues free fall February 24, 2012 Minnesota

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Moose population continues free fall February 24, 2012 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune

... Minnesota's moose population has dropped by half in the past five years, and officials say the iconic animal could be gone from the state in 20 years... ' Of the 119 collared moose that died, just 11 were confirmed to be from wolf predation. "We found most carcasses intact; they hadn't been touched by wolves,'' he said. But what about moose calves, which haven't been radio-collared? "No one disagrees wolves are killing calves,'' Lenarz said. "That's exacerbating the problem, but it's not the whole problem.''  The cow-calf ratio is considerably lower today than it was in the mid-1990s,



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