Some peninsula moose could have long winter

Dec 11, 2012 -- 10:37am


- KENAI, Alaska (AP) - It appears it could be a bad winter for moose on parts of the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska Fish and Game biologist Thomas McDonough tells the Peninsula Clarion ( that moose should be in peak condition this time of year. But moose collared in a  game management unit that spans most of the northern peninsula are showing lower levels of fat and muscle content. He says that's bad news for moose since the peninsula doesn't offer a lot of winter food for moose. That could affect offspring. He says healthier and fatter cows are more likely to conceive and give birth to calves likely to make it through the winter.  Moose in the southwestern portion of the peninsula appeared to be in better condition.

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