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Alaska approves moose relocation

Posted: February 29, 2012 - 1:01am

ANCHORAGE — Alaska wildlife officials are taking another step to help southcentral Alaska moose that are drawn to roads and rail lines because of heavy snow.

The Department of Fish and Game says it has issued a permit authorizing the nonprofit Alaska Moose Federation to relocate up to 10 moose away from roads.

The department earlier this month approved a moose federation plan to divert moose from roads and rail lines with feed stations and trails.

The department says the moose federation has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife services division to capture moose.

The permit requires captured moose to be fitted with radio collars and ear tags and released at sites at least five miles from primary roads or railroad tracks.

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