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A cow moose (right) checks in with her yearling in an area of the Superior National Forest near Sag Lake Trail that was burned by a northeastern Minnesota fire in early May 2007. The moose population in northern Minnesota's forests is dwindling, but a tax called the legacy amendment that voters approved in 2008 could help save the giants. Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com

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ST. PAUL -- The moose population in northern Minnesota's forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants.

"All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Moose Collaborative, to do what we know would work for one element to improve the moose's existence: improving habitat," President Mark Johnson of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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