Letter to the editor: Get out there, DNRThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been studying the decline of the moose herd in northeast Minnesota for the past 14 years.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been studying the decline of the moose herd in northeast Minnesota for the past 14 years. The only idea they have so far about why the decline is happening is that it may be climate change.
Could it be because the wolf population has been increasing every year? Alaska is the only state that has more wolves than Minnesota. Only 24 calves per 100 cows are surviving each year.
Maybe DNR biologists need to get out from behind their desks and get out in the woods and observe what is going on, especially during calving season. Calf moose are the fillet mignon of the wolf world.
I have a son who lives on the Gooseberry River. A couple of years ago, two cow moose frequented the area. During calving season, two calves were found killed by wolves and one of the cows was also killed.
Please, DNR, spend a few weeks in the Lake County woods this summer and observe what is going on out there. Minnesota has to take control of the wolf packs, many deer and pet dogs are also being killed.
How long before a young child left unattended in a yard also becomes a victim?
From Donald Bohrer, Inver Grove Heights