Alaska Almanac


Opinion / Anchorage Daily News / November 22, 2003


Of wolves and moose in McGrath 344

-- Average yearly number of moose calves born in 520-square-mile area around McGrath in two-year Alaska Department of Fish and Game study.

100 -- Number of calves taken by black bears.

90 -- Number of calves taken by wolves.

43 -- Number of calves taken by grizzly bears.

8 -- Number of calves who died of unknown causes.

103 -- Number of calves surviving.

98 -- Average yearly number of adult and yearling moose dying during two-year study.

38 -- Number of moose killed by wolves.

35 -- Number of moose killed by hunters.

12 -- Number of moose taken illegally.

10 -- Number of moose taken by grizzly bears.

3 -- Number of moose dying of unknown causes.

Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation


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