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Study launched on northeast Wash. moose

Washington and other states are concerned about moose.
Washington and other states are concerned about moose.

WILDLIFE -- State Fish and Wildlife biologists put GPS tracking collars on 28 northeastern Washington moose in December for a long-term study on the largest member of the deer family.

Other states, including Minnesota and Montana, have launched studies to understand why moose are declining in much of their range.

Rich Harris, Washington’s special species manager, said moose still appear to be expanding range and possibly their numbers in Washington.

All moose captured so far, using tranquillizer guns fired from a helicopter, were adult or yearling cows.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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