Montana, Wyoming investigate plummeting moose populations September 17, 2012

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Montana, Wyoming investigate plummeting moose populationsSeptember 17, 2012 Ravalli Republic 
... “Throughout the West, moose populations are declining in most herds,” Monteith said... Nowhere in the lower 48 states has the decline in moose populations been worse than in Minnesota ... Loss of old-growth spruce-fir forests, where moose like to winter, could be a factor ... Increases in the number of large predators ... may also be contributing to the drop. But more recently the state is seeing the moose population fall in other regions where those factors aren’t at play... 


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