New moose research conducted by scientists at the University Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is shedding added light on why the population of the iconic northwoods giant declined so precipitously
Besides habitat management, the other factors that affect moose population are parasites, diseases, predation, and climate change.
Although survey results suggest a decrease in the moose population from 2022 to 2023, the DNR said those estimates are better used to understand long-term trends. Factors such as visibility of moose from the air,
This year, 19 moose were fitted with GPS collars as part of a multi-year project assessing moose health and population. The GPS collars will provide location data and information on moose activity patterns, movements, and
A new federal grant award will help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the agency’s efforts to restore habitat for moose in northeastern Minnesota.
The award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through the new America the Beautiful Challenge, will provide $443,600 to the DNR for the planning effort, with a goal of an implementation plan for moose
The ticks, also called moose ticks, are a worsening problem in the areas of the northern U.S. and southern Canada that moose call home.
Although there is no statistically significant change in the estimated population relative to 2020, this year’s estimated number of moose is the highest since 2011, when the population was midway through a steep decline.
The number of moose permits has increased by hundreds over the past few years. Tens of thousands of hunters apply for the permits via an annual lottery system.