Minnesota Cancels Moose Hunting Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota officials are canceling the state's moose hunting season because of a sharp decline in the moose population.
Department of Natural Resources officials say their annual aerial survey to estimate the moose population was "extremely disappointing," at about 2,760 animals.
Minnesota's moose population was estimated at a little more than 4,200 in last winter's survey. That number was already down by half from 2006.
Researchers are studying why one of Minnesota's signature animals is dwindling. Scientists think warmer weather, parasites and disease are contributing factors.


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  • by LeAnn Location: Idaho on Feb 8, 2013 at 08:58 AM
    It's got nothing to do with warmer weather, parasites and disease....IT'S THE STICKIN WOLVES PEOPLE. GET RID OF THE WOLVES YOU GET YOUR MOOSE BACK!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING ON IN YELLOWSTONE PARK...THE BUFFALO HERDS ARE DOWN MORE THAN HALF OF WHAT THEY WERE 2 YEARS AGO!!!!! GET RID OF WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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