Data Showing DNR Researchers What's Killing Minnesota's MooseNew data show that researchers at the Department of Natural Resources are beginning to unravel the mystery of what's killing Minnesota's moose, they said Tuesday, and a complex interplay of health issues and predators appears to be part of it.
Minnesota DNR Names New Leader For Big Game ProgramThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named a new point person for management of the state's deer, elk and moose populations. Adam Murkowski starts Jan. 11 as the DNR's big game program leader.
Minnesota Men Fined $9K For Shooting Swimming Moose In Canada Two Minnesota men were fined more than $9,000 for illegally shooting a swimming moose from a boat in Canada.
1 Injured When Moose Collides With Car On Iron RangeOne person is injured and a moose is dead after the animal collided with a car on Minnesota's Iron Range. The crash happened early Saturday on Highway 169 in Keewatin.
A Look At Poaching In Minnesota After Lion's DeathA Minnesota dentist is accused of poaching after traveling to Zimbabwe and paying two experts to help him find a lion. It's also not the first time a Minnesota native has been involved in a poaching case. Most others involve the illegal harvesting of deer, moose or fish, but poaching has a past.
Groups Petition For Protection Of Moose In MidwestTwo groups are seeking federal protection for a subspecies of moose found in the Midwest. The Center of Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth say climate change, a changing habitat, disease and other factors have significantly reduced the moose population, down 60 percent in Minnesota alone in the last decade.
Eveleth Man Injured In Car-Moose CrashAn Eveleth man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a collision with a moose on a St. Louis County road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Dayton To DNR: No More Moose CollaringGov. Mark Dayton has ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to stop the practice of radio-collaring moose as part of studying the animals.
DNR: Sleepy Eye Moose Died From Brain WormThe moose that wandered hundreds of miles south to a Sleepy Eye couples' backyard in November died from a brain worm infection, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A necropsy conducted at the University of Minnesota's veterinary laboratory determined that there were lesions in the moose's spinal cord and brain caused by a parasite.
Wild Moose Illegally Killed In NW MinnesotaFederal wildlife officials are asking for the public's help in finding whoever illegally killed a wild moose in northwestern Minnesota.
Northwoods Moose Living On Sleepy Eye Farm DiesA moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.
Northwoods Moose Moves To Minn. Farm CountryVerna Wendinger was on her farmhouse porch on Sunday, pounding out a dust mop. That's when she caught something near the backyard garden out the corner of her eye. Whatever it was seemed strangely out of place. "All of a sudden it turned around and, oh my!” Verna said. "My first thought was it was a horse, and oh, it's got antlers."