Why is the Minnesota Moose population declining?
The Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota has long been one of the best spots in the state to see a moose in the wild. The big beasts are still around, although their numbers have dropped dramatically across the state – more than 50 percent since 2010.
State wildlife experts say our moose calves are dying at a faster rate than they should be. Researchers in northern Minnesota say more than 60 percent of the young moose they tracked have died within the first four months of their birth.
Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent. The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.
The Department of Natural Resources is trying to find out why the moose population in the state is plummeting.
Minnesota canceled its moose hunting season Wednesday, citing a precipitous decline in the moose population, as researchers try to get a handle on why the iconic symbol of the north woods appears to be faring worse here than elsewhere across its range.
Waist-deep snow and tall spruce trees form the perfect north woods welcome mat. No matter the season, visitors to this wilderness will stop at Our Place bar and restaurant in Finland and ask Larry Schanno the same question: Where is the best place to see moose?
A Twin Cities business owner is turning her attention from cupcakes to saving Minnesota’s moose. Robin Johnson is launching a fundraising drive to help researchers study Minnesota’s declining moose population.
Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources is launching a moose research project in northeastern Minnesota to determine why the state’s population of the animal is declining.
Officials say Minnesota’s moose population is declining, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to add moose to the state’s endangered species list.
Despite the sharp decline in the state’s moose population, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to allow a moose hunting season this fall.
Wildlife managers say Minnesota’s moose population continues to decline, and that’s going to affect their decision on a moose hunting season this fall.
Recent snowfall in northeastern Minnesota is letting researchers finally get going on their annual aerial survey of the region’s struggling moose population.
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.
More than 100 hunters in Minnesota received a lottery-drawn, once-in-a-lifetime moose license for this year’s season, which opens Saturday. Problem is, some of those hunters may not be able to hunt.