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Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole.”  Altogether, 275 moose were counted in the valley which was an increase of about 40 animals from last year.  Biologists also say that it appears that moose habitat is in good shape now. The observations and statistics can now be used to guide wildlife management decisions and planning efforts involving the moose population in Teton County.

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