THE IMPACT OF HUNTING ON MOOSE MOVEMENTS
This study presents data concerning moose movements before, during and after hunting periods. We conducted the study in 1992 and 1993 in the Robertsfors area, in northern Sweden. A total of 50 animals (29 in 1992 and 21 in 1993) were located by radio tracking twice a day. All moose displayed a significantly higher rate of movement during the day than night regardless of hunting activity (P < 0.001). Intense hunting activity affected the rate of movement of moose where cows with twins showed the most pronounced effect in this study. They increased (P < 0.05) their movement during day the intense hunting period. No correlation was established between movement and hunting mortality.
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