The aerial survey for moose shows a 52 percent decline in population since 2010! The DNR announced today it will not hold a moose hunt in 2013. The population is down 35% from last year!
“The state’s moose population has been in decline for years but never at the precipitous rate documented this winter,” said Tom Landwehr, DNR commissioner. “This is further and definitive evidence the population is not healthy. It reaffirms the conservation community’s need to better understand why this iconic species of the north is disappearing from our state.”
Thank you for signing the petition. Now let's hope the researchers can determine what is happening to our iconic Minnesota Moose.
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