Posted at: 12/11/2012 1:57 PM
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is highlighting concern about the state's declining moose population by proposing a change in the animal's status.
The DNR wants to list moose as a "species of concern." The status wouldn't limit hunting. That would happen only if the moose moves up on the list from "species of concern" to threatened or endangered status.
A revised endangered species list has been in the works for five years and could be finalized next year. The DNR wants to add 67 animals to the list.