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May 13. 2014 1:20PM

First year of N.H. moose study shows high mortality rates up north

Ticks are sucking the life out of New Hampshire’s moose population. This winter, 64 percent of the calves collared for a state Fish and Game Department study died from winter ticks. Five percent of the collared adult cows were killed by the parasite. “The mortality rate this year was pretty bad,” said Fish and Game

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