North American Moose Struggling for Survival

  • metta

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    Sep 22, 2016 8:03 AM GMT
    North American Moose Struggling for Survival

    http://www.ecowatch.com/moose-climate-change-2009675555.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 22, 2016 12:55 PM GMT
    Isn't the moose also being over hunted as well which is decimating their overall numbersicon_question.gif

    I guess the wild moose of today isn't ornery enough to protect itself from predators especially the human kind.icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 22, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/08/06/the-trump-sons-go-hunting-again-will-more-trophy-photos-follow/He talked of hunting not just as a pastime, but as an important influence on his character. “I owe the outdoors way too much to try to do the usual apologize and hide thing,” Trump Jr. said. “It’s kept me out of a lot of other trouble I probably would’ve gotten into.”

    What might the Trumps be hunting in Canada? “Caribou, moose, muskox, bison, wolves, polar bears, grizzly bears, black bears and Dall’s sheep” are all available to hunt, with the proper licenses.

    But so far, they’re keeping quiet about it. Possibly, in our post-Cecil the Lion era, they sense it as too big of a political weakness.


    What's an animal killed for sport when the alternative was tRump snorting?


  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 22, 2016 6:01 PM GMT
    Truly sad. What a magnificent animal. I hope restoration of herds can be achieved. How could anyone get pleasure from killing such a beautiful thing? Tics are starting to get scary.
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    Sep 22, 2016 6:32 PM GMT
    It is sad. No worse, though, than all the cows and pigs and chickens, etc. that are killed every day. At least Mr. Moose had the opportunity to be free.

  • Apparition

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    Sep 26, 2016 4:42 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidTruly sad. What a magnificent animal. I hope restoration of herds can be achieved. How could anyone get pleasure from killing such a beautiful thing? Tics are starting to get scary.


    moose dont live in herds. They are pretty antisocial. And big. OMG are they big.
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    Sep 26, 2016 1:51 PM GMT
    Apparition said
    moose dont live in herds. They are pretty antisocial. And big. OMG are they big.

    Yes! In Minnesota I had a male chase me up a tree while I was cross-country skiing, during their rutting season. Thank gawd I had quick-release ski bindings They're as tall or even taller than a horse.

    And BTW, ticks in Minnesota, and other northern wooded areas, are a problem for humans, too. One of the more enjoyable, yet challenging tasks we soldiers would have after field training was to check each other for ticks while in the shower. Closely inspecting all the body areas that we couldn't see on ourselves. Challenging in the sense that I wasn't supposed to get a hardon, whether while checking or being checked.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 26, 2016 3:04 PM GMT
    Apparition said
    Destinharbor saidTruly sad. What a magnificent animal. I hope restoration of herds can be achieved. How could anyone get pleasure from killing such a beautiful thing? Tics are starting to get scary.


    moose dont live in herds. They are pretty antisocial. And big. OMG are they big.

    So what do you call the collective population? I guess I knew they're not pack animals but what would the term be as used in my sentence?