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Moose Populations Waver In Parts Of Montana

According to Montana FWP, someone killed a moose near Bigfork and took the two hind quarters and the head, abandoning the rest.
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Moose Populations Waiver In Parts Of Montana

Moose populations in parts of Montana are struggling. That’s according to preliminary research.

Researcher Nick DeCesare with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says he’s most concerned about moose  in the Cabinet Mountains and Big Hole Valley. He says it’s unclear why the animals are doing well in some places and poorly in others.

“I think we’re already learning that it’s not going to be, you know, one answer, in terms of what’s going on with moose and then in terms of what do we need to be concerned about. I think we’re already seeing some different stories playing out in terms of parasites and predators.”

DeCesare started a 10-year moose study in 2013. He’ll be presenting his preliminary results in Hamilton Monday at an event hosted by the Ravalli County Fish And Wildlife Association.

Find more about the moose population event here.

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