New Hampshire Moose GPS Tracking Study Costs $695,000

The cost of a federally funded research project in New Hampshire caused Debora Pignatelli, Fish and Game Executive Councilor for the state, to do a double take. According to the contract, the four-year study will cost $695,000. Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council did eventually approve the contract after some review. Moose tracking is very expensive, but ultimately worth the cost.   The research team will track 80 to 100 moose from now until 2017. They will monitor adult cows and baby moose calves with GPS tracking devices. The devices themselves are costly, but don’t account for the bulkRead More

Almost Half Of 49 Newborn Minnesota Moose Fitted With GPS Collars Died Days Later

Glenn DelGuidice planned to study the moose population of Minnesota’s northern forests, and in January, outfitted 49 moose calves with GPS tracking devices. He told people that they would see quick results from the study, and they did — just not the way they had expected. Days after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources captured the moose calves and placed the GPS tracking collars on them, 22 of them have died. The majority of those calves were killed by wolves and black bears. Of course, this is expected. The calves, in the first few weeks of life, are highly vulnerable toRead More

Researchers In MN Brave Harsh Winter Conditions To Track Moose

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Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife researchers successfully launched a study of the North Shore’s moose population. Unfortunately, moose in the area have been dying off rapidly and wildlife experts are scratching their heads. It’s been determined that hunting and natural predators can’t account for the population’s rate of decline. They managed to attach 31 moose with GPS tracking collars, but the frigid weather was a significant obstacle. On Monday, January 21st, the ground crew were facing daytime wind chills as cold as 54 below zero. Temperatures didn’t raise above zero until Thursday, Jan. 24th.   “We started theRead More