The Minnesota moose population
There’s been a lot of news lately about declining moose populations in Minnesota. According to NRRI, the northwest Minnesota population has declined from over 4,000 to fewer than 100 over the past 20 years. There’s some concern now about a decline in northeastern Minnesota as well.
The following announcement is from the KAXE radio website:
REPORT YOUR MOOSE SIGHTINGS
We talked with Mark Johnson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, about what he learned as a member of theMinnesota Moose Advisory Committee. The Minnesota moose population is facing a lot of biological and natural threats, and has seen sharp declines in the Northwestern part of the state.
While the decline has not been as dramatic in Northeastern Minnesota, biologists and others interested in moose populations are still concerned. Mark indicated that we have a lot to learn about what is affecting the population, and one of the ways that you can help is to report your moose sightings on a special website.Please report your moose sighting(s) here, or read why it’s important to report what you see.
Read more about what’s happening to moose in Northeastern Minnesota on NRRI’s Moose in Minnesota website.