DNR proposes holding deer numbers down in northeast Minnesota to help struggling moose February 27, 2016 Minnesota

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...  the DNR says deer densities in a newly defined “moose region’’ will be kept at about the same levels hunters have seen in recent years — levels that in some instances are at or near modern-day lows ... to reduce conflicts between deer and moose, particularly the prospect of moose becoming infected with brainworm ...
     DNR seeks to fine-tune the moose-deer divide February 26, 2016 Minnesota, Timberjay Newspapers 
... “Aligning deer permit area boundaries to the known moose range is part of the DNR’s strategy to promote the health of moose populations in northeastern Minnesota,” said Murkowski. “The nice thing for deer hunters and wildlife watchers is this proposal also allows for growth in deer herds outside the moose range where more deer on the landscape won’t negatively affect moose.” ...
     DNR proposal would change some deer permit areas in primary moose range February 25, 2016 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... In areas of Minnesota's primary moose zone, deer populations are managed at lower levels than in areas managed primarily for deer... 
The proposal includes changing boundaries for some existing deer permit areas ...
     Moose plan proposal would bring change to local deer areas February 24, 2016 Minnesota, Mesabi Daily News
...The changes are part of finalizing a moose plan that is designed to help the state’s struggling population. Although causes for the dwindling numbers remain a mystery, it is known that moose suffer increased mortality due to the passing of deer-borne parasites and diseases...



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