According to the Telegram :
The provincial government announced today it will spend $5 million for a series of initiatives hoped to reduce the number of moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland and Labrador.
According to a news release, it will include the launch of pilot projects involving wildlife fencing and wildlife detection systems, as well as the immediate enhancement of ongoing brush clearing and public awareness efforts.
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The reason we have so many moose accidents is speed. People drive too fast. They don't factor in the possibility that a 1000-1500lb animal may walk in front of them.
I've fished salmon for years, and often during my early morning commutes, I've counted upwards of 25 moose. During the summer of course. But my point is, I've made this commute for about 4 years. It's around 2 hours, and I have not come close to hitting one moose yet. If you are cautious you won't strike moose, it is as simple as that!
People need to slow down. They have high moose densities in Alaska but you don't see people there lobbying to wipe the moose out. They cope with the problem, and slow down. Same with Sweden.
Yes, I do know people who have hit moose. Family members in fact. But even they admitted that they were traveling too fast given the circumstances. Sometimes we can't avoid hiting them, but 9/10 times if you adjust your speed, you will NOT hit moose.
But if we are going to wipe the moose out because they are not native, why not wipe out the cars too? And wipe out the residents while we're at it. This whole "kill all the moose" business is foolishness.