November 1, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 34

Bears blamed for Kenai Peninsula moose calf deaths

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – A Department of Fish and Game study of moose calf mortality in a Kenai Peninsula game unit concludes that 83 percent of the animals died and grizzly bears killed many of them.

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A second high source of moose calf death was more surprising – researchers who frightened cow moose into abandoning their calves.

The Peninsula Clarion reports the study in Game Management Unit 15C, covering an area south of Tustumena Lake and west of the Kenai Fjords National Park, began in February. It was part of an ongoing look at moose populations there and in Game Management Unit 15A....

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