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.
Researchers plan to collar 52 adult moose in northeastern Minnesota starting this week in the second year of a high-tech study to determine why the iconic species is disappearing from the state. The radio collars use GPS to transmit alerts when a moose dies.
There’s a moose on the loose in Iowa, and officials said they’ve been able to track its every move because of dozens of calls from curious residents spotting the creature. The state Department of Natural Resources said it’s received many calls over several weeks about a male moose making its way from northern Iowa down south.
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.