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A moose rests in the snow on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation after biologists affixed a satellite/GPS collar to its neck. Biologists collared nine moose in early February as part of a research project, and eight of them had to be recaptured Friday because their collars didn't function correctly. [Submitted photo by Seth Moore]

Malfunctioning transmitters prompt second moose roundup near Duluth

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Helicopter crews had to recapture eight moose last week on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation because their satellite collars weren't transmitting data properly.


The moose were among nine that had been collared just 11 days earlier. One component of the eight malfunctioning collars had been unknowingly disabled, preventing the collars from correctly transmitting information to satellites, and biologists on the ground were not receiving data.

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