Minnesota's crash in moose population remains mystery March 8, 2013

Minnesota Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Minnesotans might never again hunt moose. The last time the state closed the hunt with no timetable for return was 1923, when moose numbered 3,000 statewide ... the northeastern herd peaked at 8,840 in 2006, but generally suffered gradual, fluctuating declines since 2002...The population estimate this winter was 2,760 ... Biologists speculate it’s a deadly combination of chronic health woes and physical stress linked to warmer, shorter winters and hotter, longer summers...

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