Skip to comments.Some Minnesota hunters' long waits to bag a moose will get longer after BWCA fire
Posted on 09/29/2011 7:07:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
In the long term, the Pagami Creek fire still burning east of Ely, Minn., should improve moose habitat, clearing the bramble to make way for saplings and berries that the animals love to munch on.
But for now, the forest fire is proving problematic for moose hunters, many of whom have been unable to access the territory they are permitted to hunt starting Saturday. The situation has led the state Department of Natural Resources to offer refunds for the cost of permits.
Those permits, for what is often known as "the hunt of a lifetime," are a coveted commodity that hunters wait years to come by. Some 6,000 hunters entered a state lottery for moose-hunt permits this year; only 105 were issued.
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Title doesn’t make sense.
The drop in moose numbers could be because the animals are incredibly stupid. Attack a locomotive? Try copulating with a brass statue? Think you can win a standoff with an 18-wheeler? Duh.
It could have said something about disappointed permit holders, due to forest fire etc.
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