Climate Change, Ticks May Have Caused Decline in Vermont Moose Population

November 2, 2014 3:08 PM

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The damaging tick infestations that were thought to be a cause of concern for hunters, have thankfully, not affected Vermont moose as aggressively as they did earlier.

Biologist Cedric Alexander from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife said that this lesser number of ticks found on the Vermont moose killed during the state’s October hunting season could be due to the late spring and an anomaly-free winter.

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