The moose will stay loose
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.