Moose are highly regarded for their large size, low fat (>20 times less than lean beef), and nutritious meat quality (Hansson and Malmfors 1978, Crichton 1998a, Crichton and Redmond 1998).
In Fennoscandia, as opposed to North America, moose (Alces alces) can be sold on the free market.
Trophy moose antlers provide evidence of population status (Bubenik 1989) and are highly prized and often prominently displayed on mounted heads or with a portion of the skull intact.
Moose hides can provide a valuable source of leather.
2002) reported finding a single moose antler along with human bones from a Cree burial site near the Manitoba/Ontario/Minnesota border.
Of all the ungulates in North America, Kay (1997) believes moose were the easiest to kill.
In our discussions about moose we got to wondering what the rest of the world knew about moose.
We hit on the idea of a moose conference similar to the Great Lakes Deer Group.
The idea of a moose meeting met with favorable response on both sides of the border.
The agenda for the 1964 meeting was pretty much the same as our first meeting; how to determine moose populations, what were the effects of hunting on the moose population, and what caused the malady known as "moose sickness"?
Gene agreed to this and the third moose conference was held in Winnipeg in March of 1966.
It produced The Transactions of Fourth Workshop on Moose Research and Management, a ten page document on legal size paper.