Thursday, February 9, 2017
Moose Fatalities Can Take Many Different Forms in the Maine Woods
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) recently entered its 4th year of a moose mortality study in western Maine (west of Moosehead Lake). This study aims at improving our understanding of mortality factors, mortality rates, calf survival and recruitment, just to name a few. To gain this understanding, moose are equipped with a radio collar that communicates information to wildlife biologists via satellites. Our findings thus far have been interesting and intriguing, and on December 18, 2016, that was especially the case.