February 6, 2023

Moose Moving To Colorado

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Once again Utah has too many moose in an area north of Salt Lake City. Officials are capturing 20 mature cows and 5 calves and giving them a free ride to Grand Mesa, Colorado. Before being released biologists will inspect the animals, give them a shot of antibiotics and equip them with either a radio collar or ear transmitter.

Last year Colorado began a program to bolster the moose herd in the Grand Mesa area by transporting five moose to the area. There are now an estimated 70 moose. Long range goals will call for limited moose hunts once population levels reach solid sustainable levels – perhaps 300-400.

The planned release into Grand Mesa is scheduled for this coming Saturday.

Tom Remington