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The moose will stay loose

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago February 06, 2013 Feb 6, 2013 Wednesday, February 06 2013 February 06, 2013 6:32 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

The moose hunting season is canceled in Minnesota because of a sharp decline in the moose population. The Department of Natural Resources says its census of the numbers shows they are "extremely disappointing" at about 2,760. Researchers are trying to find out why Minnesota's signature animal is declining in population. The estimate in last winter's survey was 4,200 and that number was half of what it was in 2006. Scientists think warmer weather, parasites and disease are contributing factors.

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