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Moose recapture takes flight


Photo courtesy of Samantha Poirier of Kiwi Air.

One of the moose recaptured during the recent survey in front of the helicopter the researchers were using.

During the week of Dec. 2, Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) biologists continued their moose population monitoring in the Snowy Range using a helicopter to track and recapture some of the 30 cow moose they have collared in the last year.

The project is a cooperative effort between WGFD and the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Corey Class, Laramie Wildlife Coordinator, said, a lot of places throughout the west are seeing a decrease in moose population while the Snowy Range is thought to have a pretty healthy herd. For instance, the moose herd near Jack...

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