On Tuesday, the Minnesota DNR announced it is only offering 87 moose hunting licenses for the next season, reports the Duluth News Tribune.
Due to a declining moose population throughout the state, the DNR decreased the amount of permits allowed. Last year, 105 permits were allowed.
Although it is a 59 percent decrease in permits, the DNR expects 50 moose to be harvested in Northeastern Minnesota, where they are more common, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
The estimated moose population in Minnesota is 4,230 individuals, down from 4,900 the previous year, according to the Pioneer Press.
Nearby states, such as Michigan don't have as many licenses as Minnesota. Minnesota has had a history of moose hunting, according to the Pioneer Press.