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Minnesota moose hunt facts

r Each year, between 2,500 and 4,000 parties apply for Minnesota moose licenses. r Since 1991, Minnesota's moose hunt has been a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. Once a hunter receives a license, whether or not the hunter takes a moose, he or she may not...

r Each year, between 2,500 and 4,000 parties apply for Minnesota moose licenses.

r Since 1991, Minnesota's moose hunt has been a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. Once a hunter receives a license, whether or not the hunter takes a moose, he or she may not apply for a license again.

r This year's Minnesota moose season opened Oct. 4 and continues through Oct. 19.

r This year, 2,706 parties applied for 237 moose-hunting permits in 30 Northeastern Minnesota zones.

r In 2007, 229 parties of state moose hunters took 115 bull moose for a success rate of about 50 percent. In addition, 55 Ojibwe hunters using permits issued by the 1854 Authority took 26 moose and 70 members of the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa took 14 bull moose.

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r Last year, two bull moose were taken in Zone 36 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness where Mark Johnson of Grand Rapids hunted this year.

r Minnesota's moose population, based on last winter's survey, is estimated at 7,600.

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