Wildlife management policy is often strongly influenced by public perception. In Newfoundland, the inappropriate use of the black bear license to harvest moose has been rumoured since the introduction of the current management systems for both species in 1973, pressuring managers to later harvest programs.
Krystal Kerckhoff, Brian E. McLaren, Shane P. Mahoney, and Tom W. Knight
Previous research indicated high variability in availability and habitat use by female moose in the lowlands of Gros Morne National Park (GMNP), Newfoundland and Labrador, an area dominated by bogs and forest. Here, the authors extend the earlier analysis with an additional 7 female moose (Alces alces americana) occupying the Park highlands, a region dominated by heath and shrub vegetation with forest limited to sheltered valleys, typical of interior and highland parts of the province.