Massive moose die-offs: is Alaska next? – Alaska Dispatch

From Alaska Dispatch, by Rick Sinnott, November 5, 2013

“Recent headlines have focused national attention on massive moose die-offs in the Lower 48. The mortalities may be due largely to winter ticks and other parasites. Is that something that could happen in Alaska? It will if nothing is done about it.

Like with the hottest fashions, Alaska is often the last state in the union to be hit with trends. But that doesn’t mean they can’t happen here. If any of the parasites decimating moose populations gain a foothold in Alaska, it could spell the end of moose populations and moose hunting as we know them…” read the full article at Alaska Dispatch here.