Moose management

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

Population stability continues

For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota's moose population of 2,400-4,320 animals remains stable. The stability itself is good news but it does not serve as evidence for either a turnaround or a continued decline in the population of Minnesota's most iconic northwoods animal.


A cow and calf moose spotted during a fly over

No better, no worse

Northeastern Minnesota's moose population remains stable for the ninth consectutive year.
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A collared, days-old moose calf

Moose study findings

DNR's multi-faceted studies provided important information to help DNR make ongoing management decisions.
Calf project findings »
Adult project summary »

A cow moose

Managing Minnesota moose

The moose management plan outlines how DNR will approach management of the state's declining moose population.
Read the plan »