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Minnesota Moose Population 2020

Here’s some good news regarding the moose population from the Department of Natural Resources. Aerial survey shows moose population is stable March 9, 2020 For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota’s moose population remains relatively stable, but reproductive success

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Moose Moseying on the Gunflint Trail

While there are fewer moose on the Gunflint than in the past there are still moose and it’s always entertaining to see them. A friend on his way up to Saganaga to go snowmobiling encountered these two moose the other

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Loons and West Nile Virus

Here’s a press release from the DNR regarding loons. West Nile virus impacting Minnesota loon population A recent uptick in reports of dead loons and test results indicate an impact from West Nile virus (WNV), according to nongame wildlife staff

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Moose swimming on Saganaga

Thanks to Voyageur Canoe Outfitter crew member Clay for filming this for us to share with you!

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Moose on the Loose

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Wolves eat beaver

A study done in Voyageurs National Park found that wolves eat beaver. According to this study not much was known about the relationship between this predator and prey. While the beaver spends the majority of the winter safely beneath the

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Should wolves be brought to Isle Royale?

It’s a question that is currently being debated. There is a contingency of people who want to continue to study the relationship of moose and wolves on the island. The study has been ongoing since 1958 and researchers would like

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Bald Eagle Eggs in the Nest

From the MN DNR Our EagleCam nest has its first and second eggs!  On Monday, February 19, during a cozy ice storm here in Minnesota, the beloved mother at our EagleCam laid her first egg. The excitement came at about

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There are no breeding pairs of lynx in Minnesota

I’m not sure why I’ve just spent the past couple of hours digging into information about the lynx population in Minnesota over the years. It really doesn’t matter in the long run what people have said about the population over

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Fantastic Photos

Our local photographer David Johnson took some awesome pictures the other day. Such beautiful creatures!

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