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Herd of 41 each die in the east of Oregon after a fall through the ice

RICHLAND, Ore. – Officials say dozens of moose are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a Facebook post 41, each died Tuesday at the Powder River arm of Brownlee Reservoir.

The Baker City Herald reports (https://goo.gl/3YzOzF anyone who lives in the vicinity of the reservoir is called to report. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Brian Ratliff told the newspaper the elk were trying to cross the reservoir from the north side as the ice broke in four places.

Officials drove to the area to see if it was possible to save the moose or storage of meat, but Ratliff said no option was possible.

The reservoir is about 260 miles east of Portland.

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Information: Baker City Herald, http://www.bakercityherald.com/

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