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Minnesota to talk to tribes about dwindling number of moose





The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is talking with Ojibwe tribes after canceling this year's moose hunt.

The number of moose in the state has dropped dramatically. The population has fallen 35 percent from 2012 and 52 percent from 2010.

Ojibwe tribes retain a right to hunt moose under their treaties so they aren't covered by this year's cancellation. Last year, tribal members took 36 moose.

“It’s going to be up to the tribes how to proceed," DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr told members of the media, the Associated Press reported.

Get the Story:
State moose population dives by a third in annual count (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/7)
Minnesota cancels moose hunting season after aerial survey shows sharp decline in population (AP 2/6)