Saskatchewan Moose Hunting Facts
Over the past 10 years, Moose are becomming more common in the grain belt area of Saskatchewan. In fact, many southern areas of the province now have Beware of Moose signs posted on the highways. Some biologists believe the increase in water abundance in the central areas of the province has been a contributing factor.
Moose are the largest of all the deer species. Males are immediately recognizable by their huge antlers, which can spread 6 feet (1.8 meters) from end to end.
Moose are at home in the water and, despite their staggering bulk, are good swimmers. They have been seen paddling several miles at a time, and will even submerge completely, staying under for 30 seconds or more.
Despite several recent difficult winters (high snow levels and long periods of extreme low temperatures) the moose population has been on the rise. While deer populations have been reduced by these hard winters, the moose's ability to generate body heat through fermentation in it's gut may have helped to reduce mortality.
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