"North by East" piece about the growing frequency of automobile-moose collisions
"North by East" piece about the growing frequency of automobile-moose collisions in southern Maine. In the state as a whole, there are more than 600 such collisions on Maine roads each year. Karen Morris, a wildlife biologist with the state Department of Inland fisheries and Wildlife, estimates the moose population at more than 30,000, and says that short of erecting moose-proof fencing along every mile of Route 1, there is no way of preventing moose accidents along the coastal route. To better control the moose population, state officials have recently increased the number of annual moose permits to 1,500 and expanded the hunting zone to include sections of western Maine. In the mid-coast region, however, were the moose population seems to be growing, moose hunting, even with a permit, is illegal.
Moose, Traffic accidents
""North by East" piece about the growing frequency of automobile-moose collisions" (1997). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2268.