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Minnesota moose population at largest level since 2011

Apr. 04, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's moose population is the largest it has been in more than a decade, after 11 consecutive years of remaining relatively stable, Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday. The DNR's 2022 survey estimated the moose population at about...

Into the wild: Animals the latest frontier in COVID fight

Mar. 30, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into the bear’s nostrils five times. ...

Hunting licenses for elk up, moose licenses down in ND

Mar. 08, 2022 12:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More hunting licenses for elk will be offered by North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department this year, but there will be fewer moose licenses. A bighorn sheep hunting season could also take place, depending on the pending results of summer sheep population...

Vermont Fish and Wildlife holds hearings on moose, deer

Mar. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding public hearings this month on next fall's proposed moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state and the health status of the deer herd. The results of last year’s deer hunting seasons and the...

Moose killed after attacking Maine teen's dog sled team

Mar. 02, 2022 21:05 PM EST

ST. DAVID, Maine (AP) — A cow moose attacked a Maine teen, his dad and their sled dogs during a snowstorm Tuesday night — a 45-minute ordeal that only ended when the 17-year-old shot the moose with a neighbor's rifle. Caleb Hayes and his eight-dog team were returning to the...

Moose roaming Massachusetts city tranquilized, relocated

Feb. 22, 2022 15:26 PM EST

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A moose on the loose in a Massachusetts city was tranquilized Tuesday and moved to a more appropriate setting, state wildlife officials said. The moose spotted roaming around a densely-populated Marlborough neighborhood was tranquilized by the...

Moose hunt proposed in northeastern Vermont

Feb. 21, 2022 09:53 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is proposing a fall moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state to reduce the effects of winter ticks on the animal's population. This past week the proposal to issue 100 hunting permits in Vermont's Wildlife...

Man who illegally shot trophy moose loses hunting privileges

Feb. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has lost his hunting and trapping privileges for life in 47 states for illegally killing a trophy moose, taking the antlers and leaving the meat to waste, state wildlife officials said. Shiloh Berry, 41, was sentenced Friday in Broadwater County...