moose http://nhpr.org en State Begins Study On Moose Decline In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/state-begins-study-moose-decline-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Fish and Game will closely monitor 43 moose in the state to learn more about why their numbers keep decreasing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:35:15 +0000 Amanda Loder 42909 at http://nhpr.org State Begins Study On Moose Decline In N.H. With Moose Numbers On Decline, Fish And Game To Cut Back On Hunting Permits http://nhpr.org/post/moose-numbers-decline-fish-and-game-cut-back-hunting-permits <p></p><p>New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they plan to <a href="http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/2014/Q1/moose_lottery_opens.html" target="_blank">reduce the number of moose hunting permits issued this year</a> in response to the continued decline of the animal in some parts of the state.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:40:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 42588 at http://nhpr.org With Moose Numbers On Decline, Fish And Game To Cut Back On Hunting Permits Decrease In Moose Population Has Scientists Puzzled http://nhpr.org/post/decrease-moose-population-has-scientists-puzzled <p>There are between 800,000 and 1.2 million moose in North America, but scientists are concerned that their numbers are shrinking – and fast. Moose populations from New Hampshire to Minnesota have been plummeting for years – as much as twenty-five percent each year in some cases – and while there are plenty of theories, nobody’s quite sure why.</p><p><strong>Jim Robbins </strong>is a freelance writer and regular contributor to the <em>New York Times</em>. He wrote about the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/science/earth/something-is-killing-off-the-moose.html?_r=0" target="_blank">moose die-off</a> for the Times’ environment section.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:09:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37644 at http://nhpr.org Decrease In Moose Population Has Scientists Puzzled Concerns About N.H.'s Moose Population http://nhpr.org/post/concerns-about-nhs-moose-population <p>Long before Bullwinkle, has the moose been an iconic favorite in the state. In fact, naturalists for years have referred to them as 'charismatic megafauna'.&nbsp; But recently the numbers of these gentle giants have reduced, some blame disease, others climate change. Now the state is doling out nearly $700.00 to tag and study the antlered animal. Today we learn more about the moose and what's being done to bring its numbers back.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32041 at http://nhpr.org Concerns About N.H.'s Moose Population How Do You Coax A Moose Out Of A City? Slowly And Carefully http://nhpr.org/post/how-do-you-coax-moose-out-city-slowly-and-carefully <p>Seeing a moose in New Hampshire isn’t supposed to be news – unless the moose is in a more developed area, like the south end of Concord… and the person seeing it is a public radio host.</p><p>That’s right. On Saturday morning All Things Considered host Brady Carlson found a moose in his yard. Twice. The moose even sat down for a rest at one point, though, thankfully, he avoided the Carlsons' vegetable garden.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Brady Carlson 30586 at http://nhpr.org How Do You Coax A Moose Out Of A City? Slowly And Carefully Wanted: Berlin Moose Poacher http://nhpr.org/post/wanted-berlin-moose-poacher <p></p><p>New Hampshire Fish and Game is working to catch Moose poachers in Northern New Hampshire. But earlier this fall, the department worked to catch two Canadians poaching over the US – Canadian Border.</p><p>Fish and Game officials are seeking tips from the public about who shot a moose last week off of Kilkenny Loop Road in Berlin. Conservation officer Geoff Youngblood says the moose sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and tracks in the snow show the shooter finished the job at point black range, and then walked away, taking no meat.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:58:43 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 17852 at http://nhpr.org Wanted: Berlin Moose Poacher Moose Hunt, Moose Ticks http://nhpr.org/post/moose-hunt-moose-ticks <p>October is the annual breeding season, "the rut" for the largest denizens of New Hampshire's North Country: <strong>Moose</strong>.&nbsp; It's also the annual moose&nbsp;<em>hunting</em> season.</p><p>Following the initial recovery of moose populations, an annual moose hunt has occurred since 1988. That first year, 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country only. Last year, 400 moose permit hunters took 290 moose.</p><p>This year 275 coveted moose hunting permits were awarded by lottery from among more than 13,400 applicants for the nine-day season.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:00:21 +0000 Dave Anderson 14413 at http://nhpr.org Moose Hunt, Moose Ticks Warmer Seasons Pose Danger to Local Moose http://nhpr.org/post/warmer-seasons-pose-danger-local-moose <p>Warm winters have been tipping the balance between New Hampshire moose and the winter ticks that feed on them.</p><p>The ticks have benefited from warmer temperatures, and their increasing numbers have become a problem for moose.</p><p>When too many ticks latch on to the moose, it suffers blood loss, hair loss, becomes sick, and sometimes dies.</p><p>Kristine Rines, a wildlife biologist with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, says the real enemy is weather.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:10:59 +0000 Tina Forbes 8957 at http://nhpr.org