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DNR attempts to find out why Minnesota moose are dying

Using a combination of technology and wildlife management skills, the DNR is hoping to discover why Northeastern Minnesota’s moose are disappearing.

With increasing evidence that the Minnesota moose population is in decline, the DNR has launched a program to try to determine the cause of this disappearance. The program uses new technology — including special collars that send researchers a text message when a moose dies — and animal management experience to try to get a handle on the problem.