Idaho Moose Research Shows Potential Causes of Recent Declines
January 07, 2021
University of Idaho scientists in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game — which manages the state’s Shiras moose and sets hunting regulations — are exploring why some Idaho moose populations are on the decline. Researchers in the four-year study, led by Janet Rachlow, professor of wildlife ecology in U of I’s College of Natural Resources, are also collaborating with biologists in Maine and Wyoming where similar reductions in moose populations seem to coincide with tick and parasite infestations. “We’re not going to answer all the questions in three or four years,” Rachlow said. “But we’ll get some really good information about what factors are affecting Idaho’s moose.” The following story written by Brian Pearson of Idaho Department of Fish and Game appeared on the agency’s website on Dec. 21. Read the article.
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