Wildlife managers have estimated Minnesota’s moose population at 4,350. While that’s higher than last winter’s figure, they say there’s been no significant change in the population trend. Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the DNR, says the new estimate is very close to 2012′s estimate of 4,230.
Minnesota has received encouraging news in the fight to keep chronic wasting disease out of its deer herd.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a deer acting oddly near Oronoco had some symptoms of chronic wasting but tested negative for the disease.