Tallies from hunting show that deer, bear and turkeys are doing well in N.H. – moose, not so much January 1, 2016 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... The weights and antler beam diameters on yearling bucks were quite a bit above last year, and were above the five-year average... New Hampshire has about 4,000 moose, a sharp decline from an estimated 7,000 two decades ago ... suffering mostly from an explosion of winter tick. The parasite, thriving in shorter and warmer winters ...

Presidential candidates 'moosed' in New Hampshire February 5, 2016 New Hampshire, PennLive.com
... The New Hampshire moose population has declined by nearly half in the past decade, from 7,500 to 4,000, and similar impacts are being documented on other moose populations in other states...

A deadly spring for NH moose calves February 11, 2016 New Hampshire, The Union Leader
... population has steadily declined in central New Hampshire ... One thing that is certain is that there has been, especially in the northern parts of the state, a correlation between winter tick infestations and a decrease in the number of moose.  Warmer, shorter winters are allowing ticks to survive longer...

... A comprehensive plan to reduce the moose hunt from 105 to 71 permits, change either-season days for deer ... up for a public hearing, this spring... read the proposal [PDF]


Ticks hasten moose's disappearing act in NH March 18, 2016 New Hampshire, Conway Daily Sun
... warm winters are causing parasites to decimate the moose population. In response, Fish and Game is considering cutting the number of available moose permits...  northern part of the state has about 1.7 moose per square mile. In the White Mountain management region, the density is about 0.44 and in the central region about .23. On the Seacoast, it's about a tenth of a moose per mile...

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