Moose Leave Minnesota Leaving Hunters to Wonder Why?
The article says that the reason is global warming. I say, if you want to shoot a moose, try one of Canada’s best, Moosehead Ale. The old brewery was founded by Susannah Oland in Saint John in 1867. Did she have anything to do with Old Susannah, Don’t You Cry for Me? I came from Alabama to shoot a moose and got lost in a tavern in St. Johns.
“End of the Reign?
Minnesota's moose herd is declining. Is this the beginning of the end for this classic north woods monarch? What can be done to keep moose in Minnesota?
By Gustave Axelson
Dave Ingebrigtsen keeps hearing the same thing over and over from local folks. "They tell me, 'Dave, I don't see as many moose as I used to,'" says Ingebrigtsen, Department of Natural Resources area wildlife manager in Grand Marais for the past 17 years. "I'm not hearing from anybody who says they're seeing more moose, that's for sure."
He was skeptical at first, but then he too noticed fewer moose. And he started getting more phone calls about dead moose, including some that appeared to be malnourished despite abundant browse.
"One [moose] stumbled into the road just north of Hovland and dropped for no apparent reason," Ingebrigtsen says." Somebody actually saw it take its last gasp.
"Moose are big and dark, you know. They need places to cool off near where they eat," he says. I nod in agreement, myself a sweltering 220-pound man in a black fleece sweater on this 65-degree spring day.
“A six-year research study of radio-collared moose has confirmed fears of a declining herd in this range. And while the immediate causes of moose deaths are varied and debatable, the ultimate suspect is climate change -- and habitat that provides thermal cover may be the key to making a warmer Minnesota more hospitable to moose.”
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