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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Minnesota moose population ‘stable,’ while elk count is called off by DNR due to lack of snow

The Minnesota DNR recently completed its winter moose survey in northeastern Minnesota. This year’s survey found little change in the population of the species, with an estimated 3,470 moose. Fifty-three plots were surveyed. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

On the same day the DNR announced survey results showing a stable moose population in northeastern Minnesota, state officials in the northwest reported a lack of snow – required for an accurate count – grounded this year’s elk survey.
No elk survey and the important information that comes as a result of it will mean a somewhat conservative approach to the upcoming fall hunting season.

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