Moose research



Moose mortality research

Moose cow leading calf in winter near Grand Marias, Minn.

Iconic preservation

Accurately documenting what's killing Minnesota moose may help researchers find ways to slow the continuing population decline of this iconic, awe-inspiring inhabitant of Minnesota's northwoods.

A cow moose in winter

A good spring

Only three tracked adult moose have died so far in 2016, encouraging news for a population in decline.
Adult project update »

A collared, days-old moose calf

More calves survive

More moose calves survived beyond one year in 2015 but the increase may not reflect a trend.
Calf project update »

Researcher collecting a moose urine sample

Winter's impact on nutrition

Snow urine samples provide researchers with insight into wintertime moose nutrition and health.
Winter nutrition study »

Map of moose mortality project area

A window in the woods

Follow along as researchers collar moose and track movements to learn why, where and how they died.
Moose project archives »