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Moose road kill toll on rise in western Wyoming

June 9, 2019

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Cars and trucks are killing a lot of moose near an intersection in western Wyoming.

Recently vehicles killed two moose in a week near the intersection of Wyoming highways 22 and 390 a few miles (5 kilometers) west of Jackson.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports at least 116 moose have been hit and killed within two miles (3 kilometers) of the intersection since 1990.

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation says the pace of road kill is increasing.

Local officials say they plan improvements to make the roads less dangerous for wildlife. Some residents say for now, signs and lower speed limits could help prevent moose deaths.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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