DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Fewer permits were issued for Minnesota’s moose hunt this season, but the hunters who got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kill a moose had a higher success rate than previous years.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 54 moose were killed in the annual hunt ending Sunday. DNR area wildlife manager Tom Rusch says 94 parties took part in the two-week hunt in northeastern Minnesota and had a success rate of 58 percent. In recent years, the percentage of hunters taking a moose varied from 42 percent to 52 percent.

The Duluth News Tribune says the DNR reduced the number of permits available by about half this year because of the declining moose population. Hunters apply for permits in groups of two to four people.

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Comments (8)
  1. Khat Stevens says:

    Moose haters

    1. Frank Furter says:


      We’re not booing you, we’re just saying Moooooooooose!

  2. Steve N says:

    Nice Stew tonight:)

  3. compuser says:

    If they are shooting moose for meat on the table I understand. If killing a mindless animal with a high powered rifle is thought of as a sport, then its a mindless animal with a weapon, hunting an unarmed mindless animal. Send them to one of the many war zones where the prey are armed.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      I love to hunt for sport. I do keep the meat, and we do eat it, but it’s more of a secondary goal than a primary.

      There’s no problem with it and there’s nothing wrong with it. Don’t want to hunt for sport, then feel free not to, but don’t tell me I can’t, and don’t tell me I shouldn’t, because you don’t get to decide, and your opinion means nothing to me in the first place.

      As a matter of fact, I’m heading out bow hunting with my son this weekend. Wish us luck!

  4. ben says:

    go back to hugging your tree

  5. nanoman says:

    All creatures great and small, the Lord God may them all, so that Man, created in God’s image, could exercise his dominion over them, for Man is superior to all other living things (especially evangelical Christian men), which gives him the moral right to shoot them, gut them, leave their hooves and entrails strewn about, mount their lifeless bust on his living room wall, and crow to his friends of his manliness. Isn’t it beautiful.

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