8 collared moose recaptured in Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota (AP) Feb. 2010

Some moose that had been recently collared had to be recaptured on the Grand Portage Chippewa Reservation in northeastern Minnesota because their satellite collars had malfunctioned.

Helicopter crews recaptured the eight moose during mid-February. The moose were among nine that had been collared 11 days earlier.

The collars were not transmitting data properly, so biologists on the ground were not receiving the information.

Biology director Seth Moore of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says scientists involved in the project had been rushed in programming the collars before the first capture.

Moore tells the Duluth News Tribune the recapture effort was “beautifully executed.”