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New Hampshire's moose hunt called successful
Not exactly, according to state Fish and Game officials.
The state's moose hunt came to a close Oct. 27. Early hunt results reported by the Fish and Game Department show 179 hunters were successful in their bids to take down moose over the nine days. Of those 179, 97 were bulls (54 percent) and 82 were cows (46 percent). Final hunt results will be available when state officials complete data entry and analysis.
Breaking down the numbers by region, early results show moose hunters having an 87 percent success rate in the North Country, 81 percent in the White Mountains; 47 percent in the central part of the state, 40 percent in the Southwest corner; and 25 percent in the Southeast region.
"Deaths occur all the time in the wild, and nobody sees it," said Pekins. "When you have marked animals, you can follow them to see their fate."
Some scientists have said warmer winters may be to blame, but Pekins isn't so sure.
"I think it's very unreasonable to think that distress due to heat is causing this decline in the moose population," said Pekins. "We think its probably a combination of parasites and diseases."
Rines said scientists are also collecting data on ticks. She said participants in the moose project would begin placing collars on moose in January.
Rines said data being collected will be used to shape the parameters of future moose hunts.
"If the moose population keeps declining, we will reduce permits accordingly to maintain these creatures in our state," said Rines.
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