A moose tag in Idaho is a once in a lifetime tag. Those odds are getting a little tougher for the 2019-20 season. Idaho Game and Fish Department is cutting tags across the state from 805 to 634. Moose numbers are declining due to lack of forage and predation as well as climate change according to biologists. Hunter success rates have dwindled from 80-90 percent to 50-70 percent. The reduction in tags and removing the antlerless hunts from some regions is an attempt to reverse fate and help the moose population grow.
Will these steps ensure that moose numbers will stay healthy in the state?