Serious Moose Decline

By Dave Branco
November 23, 2017 - 10:38am Updated: November 23, 2017 - 5:53pm

For some, who spend time in the back country may have noticed a decline in moose. A provincial report looking into the moose population was recently shared with the Spruce City Wildlife Association. The findings have spurred some people to take action to slow the declining of the moose. Biologists from the province and Wildlife Infometric were invited to Spruce City Wildlife Association to share of some of the recent data they've collected about the declining moose population.
Surveys conducted by provincial biologists have shown that since the early 2000's, some areas of the Interior have seen a 70 percent decline in the moose population.  The report is an update of an ongoing study that began in February of 2012. The latest data shows predators like wolves, cougars and bears account for half of the moose deaths in the wild.  Hunting, and health related deaths are next on the list, but both account for less than 20 percent of moose deaths.  The provincial moose study is scheduled to wind up next spring.  


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