AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wildlife regulators say that Maine Moose Hunters had a more successful moose season this year than in 2014.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says the increased moose harvest dovetails with some positive signs about the state’s official animal. State moose biologist Lee Kantar says moose observed during the season were healthy, with a good percentage of stored fat.
It’s good news for the Maine’s moose herd, which has suffered die-offs due to parasites such as winter ticks in recent years. The state cut hunting permits from 3,095 to 2,740 this year as a result.
Maine Moose Hunters harvested about 2,200 moose this year for an 80 percent success rate. Last year’s total was 2,022, a 65 percent success rate. Kantar says better hunting weather also helped.
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