Collision Fears Prompt Calls for Longer Moose Hunt in Northern Maine

March 20, 2009

A northern Maine lawmaker has submitted legislation to lengthen the moose hunting season by a week in his part of the state.

Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, said northern Maine should have a three-week hunt to thin the herd and cut down on collisions between motor vehicles and moose.

Jackson said the moose population in Maine’s northern expanse is much higher than in the rest of the state, creating hazards for motorists. Jackson hit a moose with his car last summer.

There are roughly 700 motor vehicle crashes involving moose each year in Maine. Since 1995, 33 people have died in collisions with moose.


Information from: Bangor Daily News

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