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North Dakota game warden attacked by bull moose

Oct 26, 2019 08:11AM ● By Editor
A bull moose stands out on the North Dakota prairie in October 2015. The risk of moose-vehicle collisions peaks during the fall mating season, when moose are on the move and at their most active. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)

By Kim Fundingsland from the Minot Daily News - October 25, 2019 

A game warden for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department was attacked by a bull moose Wednesday, Oct. 23.

District Game Warden Jonathan Toftland was investigating a report of a sick or injured moose in the Bottineau area. When he approached the moose, which was lying down, the animal stood up and became aggressive.

"It charged him and knocked him down," said Robert Timian, NDG&F chief game warden. "He went to the hospital, was evaluated and treated and released. They recommended he take a couple of days off."

The moose was killed during the incident which could have resulted in a much different outcome.

"Considering how serious this could of been it ended up not bad," said Timian.

To read the article and see related outdoors reporting, follow this slink to the Grand Forks Herald website.

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