Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

Moose Population

December 2021 - March 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Moose populations have declined in many portions of their range within the conterminous US. In 2013, the State began a 10-year study designed to identify cost-effective means to monitor statewide moose populations, and to better understand the current trends and limiting factors of moose populations in Montana. Data collection during this ongoing work has yielded demographic and spatial data to address a number of important questions of relevance to moose management. More effort is needed to make best use of data and samples collected during this work.