Hunter Legacy 100 Fund Awards Grants to Wildlife Research in North America

In August 2017, the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund awarded SCI Foundation three grants to fund wildlife research projects in North America. These awards represent the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund’s (HLF) ongoing support for SCI Foundation’s science-based conservation program. Moose Research in the Northeast: The first grant will be to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s …

Vermont Awarded $50k to Study Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department was awarded $50,000 by Safari Club International Foundation to support an ongoing three-year study on the state’s moose herd. The Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) recently awarded the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department a $50,000 grant in support of an ongoing three-year study the department is conducting on …

Hunter Harvest Provides Data for Monitoring Moose in Montana

Moose populations are susceptible to large population swings in the southern extent of their range, including the Shiras subspecies in Montana’s Rocky Mountain west. Here hunter harvest levels have been slowly declining over the past two decades, with state issued permits dropping 40% from 1995 to 2010. The shared concern of hunters and state wildlife …

New Hampshire Moose Research Offers Hope for Species

Imagine you are deep in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, cold and sore on the hunt for a once in a lifetime opportunity. You hear a crash in the brush and call out with a low pitched grunt. Standing just in front of you is the moose you’ve been waiting for. But peering …

Weekly Update: Montana Moose Project

SCI Foundation has partnered with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) on its moose population monitoring project. Moose populations in the Rocky Mountain West have experienced declines over the past two decades. In Montana, observed drops in harvest rates are causing concern. The objectives of the study are to evaluate the most cost-effective means to …

Weekly Update: New Hampshire Moose Project

Last year, SCI Foundation partnered with New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) and the University of New Hampshire to study the moose population decline in the state. The project is measuring the productivity of adult and yearling cow moose to determine the timing, cause, and rate of mortality of calves from neonatal to 8 weeks. …

Chronic Wasting Disease and Plants

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has baffled scientists for decades. CWD is an infectious brain disease that has been killing deer, elk and moose since it was first identified in captive mule deer in a Colorado research facility in 1967. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow …