• Petitioned Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This petition was delivered to:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota DNR
Lou Cornicelli
Minnesota State House
Minnesota-006A
State Rep. Carly Melin

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Stop the Minnesota Moose Hunt

    1. susan prom
    2. Petition by

      susan prom

      grand marais, MN

I have a moose head on the wall of my lodge at the end of Minnesota's Gunflint Trail so it's not that I'm against moose hunting. I am all for hunting if the moose herd population can handle it.

When I first moved up to the end of Minnesota's Gunflint Trail 20 years ago we would commonly see 10 or more moose on a one-way(56 mile) trip to Grand Marais, Minnesota in the winter. Our record was 17 moose in the 56 mile stretch! This winter when I have driven the Gunflint Trail I have had numerous times when I haven't seen a single moose. The most I have seen in one night is 2!

Despite study after study and a drastic decline in the moose population the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources continues to offer a moose hunt in northeastern Minnesota. Aerial surveys estimate the herd size at 4,230 in 2012 and in 2006 the population was 8,840 moose. In December, the DNR listed the moose as a “species of concern” under the state’s Endangered Species Act but the DNR doesn't see a good biological reason not to allow a moose hunt again this year.

I don't see a good biological reason to allow another moose hunt in Minnesota until the population increases.

I love to see moose, they are majestic beautiful animals that are an icon of the Gunflint Trail. I get excited every time I see one and have seen the excited faces of thousands of people during my 20 years as a resident and business owner on the Gunflint Trail.

I want to continue to see moose and see other people enjoy seeing moose on the Gunflint Trail. Can you please sign my petition so people have a better chance of seeing a live moose in Minnesota instead of a dead one in the back of a pick-up truck?

I want the Minnesota DNR to stop allowing hunters to kill moose. I hope you do too.

To:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Lou Cornicelli, Minnesota DNR
Minnesota State House
State Rep. Carly Melin, Minnesota-006A
Stop the Minnesota Moose Hunt

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Minnesota DNR Stops Hunt!

      susan prom
      Petition Organizer

      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.

      If you'd like to keep informed you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter and at my blog, http://www.boundarywatersblog.com.

      All the best!
      Sue

      Boundary Waters Blog

      I dream every night and almost every morning I could tell you about a dozen different stories of my nightly escapades. Last night I was camping in the BWCA for a portion of the evening. I wish I could say all went well but when I went to set up my tent it wasn't in the best of conditions.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Terri Zimmerman responds:

      Terri Zimmerman

      Stop sending these to Wisconsin legislators - MN moose hunt...come on.
      Plus, you still haven't figured out which legislator represents which petition signer.


    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Georgw Taylor PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Because moose are amazing!

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    • Anne Burge BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Moose have been a beautiful balance of our ecosystem and must be maintained for the future of our forests. We must stop the hunting.

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    • Vianca Delacruz ANTIPOLO CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 1 year ago

      I love moose, they're my favorite animal. I'm also a vegan and being so much far away from a natural moose habitat, signing this petition is the closest I can get to help these creatures.

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    • Lauren Macpherson MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      1. Mooses are my favourite animals and 2. no animal should be hunted, especially such a cute, wild beauty

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    • Autumn Maple ORLANDO, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Why hunting for sport in general should be prevented because it simply a violation of a living creatures rights. These animals don't understand what's happening around them and therefor have no means of protecting themselves. Hunting them for sport is just taking advantage of what they lack in brain power. That is discrimination.

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