Minnesota issues draft moose management plan August 23, 2011

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Minnesota issues draft moose management plan August 23, 2011 Post Bulletin
The proposal includes measures to restrict deer population densities in northeastern Minnesota because they carry brain worm parasites fatal to moose, ...he Department of Natural Resources estimates about 4,900 moose live in northeastern Minnesota, down 11 percent from last year and down from more than 8,000 a decade ago. Northwestern Minnesota's moose population has crashed to fewer than 100 today....Experts still aren't fully sure why. Some combination of higher temperatures, parasites, deer, disease and other factors is suspected.

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