Wyo. moose numbers fall short of target

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – An annual survey of big game in Wyoming
finds that moose and mule deer numbers statewide are down from
population objectives.

However, the big game survey shows pronghorn numbers are strong
across the state.

The Game and Fish Commission uses the survey to help set the
number of hunting licenses that will be issued for particular big
game in the coming season.

Wyoming Game and Fish counted six of 10 moose herds in its
annual census and estimated there were 7,692 moose in the state.
That is far shy of the goal of 13,820 moose.

Moose hunters will see fewer licenses this fall as a result.

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