Head shot of a bull moose with antlers half-grown.

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - July 27, 2017

Moose, winter ticks, and climate change in New Hampshire

The statewide moose population in New Hampshire peaked at about 7,400 animals in the 1990s, but even then, moose numbers in the north country never reached levels biologists had anticipated the habitat could support. Why weren’t there more of them? And why did their numbers then begin dropping off?