March 11, 2019 11:55 AM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that, for the eighth year in a row, the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remained low, but stable.
A release said the results of the 2019 moose survey estimate the moose population in the region at 4,180, up from 2018's estimate of 3,030. The results reflect a 90 percent certainty that the moose population is between 3,250 and 5,580.
It marks the eighth straight year in which numbers have not declined statistically.
The last significant decline in the region's moose population came between 2009 and 2012. Since then, the numbers have been statistically stable.
The DNR began its modern moose surveys in 2005 and the population estimate hit a high of 8,840 the following year.
Updated: March 11, 2019 11:55 AM
Created: March 11, 2019 11:48 AM
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