Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Iron County remains popular place for moose


[email protected]

MERCER, Wis. — Many of those who live in, or visit, Iron County agree it’s a great place. That popularity seems to extend to the animal kingdom, as the county once again claimed the state’s top spot for moose sightings in 2019.

Eight of the 36 probable or confirmed moose sightings in Wisconsin last year were in Iron County, according to data from the Department of Natural Resources. Three of those sightings were in Mercer, two were listed as in Hurley, two were from Springstead and one came from Oma.

Although not included in the 2019 numbers, one...