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Nevada's First Big-Game Moose Hunt Will Be Tiny as Unusual Southern Expansion Defies Climate Change

Nevada's inaugural big-game moose hunt will be small due to rare southern expansion, challenging conventional expectations amidst climate change.

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Nevada's First Big-Game Moose Hunt Will Be Tiny as Unusual Southern Expansion Defies Climate Change

Nevada prepares for its inaugural moose hunting season, marking a significant milestone in wildlife management. With over 100 moose now residing in the state, a hunt has been deemed feasible due to their rapid population growth in recent years.

The decision to initiate this hunt is not only driven by the increasing moose numbers but also serves as an opportunity to observe the impacts of climate change on wildlife. Scientists anticipate that studying this interaction will offer valuable insights into how environmental complexities influence animal behaviour. The unexpected expansion of moose into warmer regions underscores the dynamic nature of ecosystems in response to changing environmental conditions.

Cody McKee, a specialist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, emphasizes the unique nature of moose migration to North America. Originating as the last deer species to traverse the Bering Sea land bridge, moose migration into Alaska, Canada, and now Nevada has primarily occurred within the last 150 years.

McKee notes that the moose's post-glacial range expansion remains ongoing, with Nevada representing a recent frontier for these majestic creatures. As they venture into new habitats within the state, the moose population offers researchers a living laboratory to study the adaptive responses of wildlife to shifting environmental landscapes.

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