Moose hunting questioned as numbers fall
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota's moose population declines, more people are asking why the state still allows hunting them.
Department of Natural Resources biologists say the restricted bulls-only hunt has no adverse effects on the herd's overall population, which was estimated to number 4,230 in 2012. Last fall, state-licensed hunters killed just 45 bulls. Add in tribal hunters and the total harvest was fewer than 100.
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