Minnesota Begins Aerial Moose Survey
Three weeks later than scheduled, Minnesota DNR officials are finally taking to the skies to survey the moose population in northeastern Minnesota. They had to wait for a decent snowfall to make it easier to spot the moose in the area.
A survey has been conducted every year since 1960. The survey is a valuable tool in determining the number of moose tags for the year and herd health.
The survey will take up to three weeks, and weather will be a factor. Currently researchers are trying to determine why the moose population has fallen from 8,000 in the middle of the last decade to currently less than 5,000. From MPRNews.com.