Minnesota's moose numbers drop again; DNR says decline 'will likely continue' February 18, 2015

Minnesota Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Using aerial surveys by the state DNR, the total in Minnesota has dropped from 8,840 in 2006 to 3,450... the number of calves that survive to their first year has also been low.  “This indicates the population will likely continue to decline in the foreseeable future,” ... Studies also have connected winter moose deaths to a warming climate ...


No end to declining trend in northeast moose herd February 19, 2015 Minnesota, Outdoor News 
... DNR researchers are heading into their third year of concurrent studies looking separately at both adult moose and calves, trying to figure out why they are dying ... just because a moose might be killed by a wolf doesn’t mean there weren’t some other underlying causes that made that moose susceptible to being killed by the wolf...

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