Moose Hunt Might Be on Horizon for Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Michigan's Governor Jennifer Granholm signed legislation last year that would allow a moose hunt in the upper peninsula. A Moose Hunting Advisory Council was created, and the group has decided a moose hunt is feasible for the area. The council decided to move ahead, provided a management plan is developed, Indian tribes agree with the plan, and moose populations are surveyed every-other year.
It would be a very limited hunt. 10 Bull moose could be harvested every other year in an area where there are approximately 433 moose. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. The hunt would only happen after a population survey. The council wants to see the moose population continue to grow, and would cancel the hunt if it affected the population. Indian tribes who will be affected by the moose hunt want a moose management plan set up before the first season, which might not be until 2015. From Interlochen Public Radio.