Years of poor snow cover have thwarted aerial surveys of moose at Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
It’s hard to count moose if the animals blend into the background. The last count was in 2007. Good counts are needed to guide decisions about hunt limits and hunt season length and habitat carrying capacity. Refuge staff plan to try a new survey method in March.
Photo: Moose survey 2007/ Andy Aderman/USFWS