Moose

In Alaska, moose cow returns man’s kick with a stomp

A wildlife official advised others “not to go around kicking moose.” (Bob Drieslein photo)ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State officials say a man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return. KTVA-TV reports that the moose injured the man Thursday morning. State Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said the…

Under bill, money could change hands in Maine moose permit swaps

AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers are considering a bill to allow money to change hands when hunters swap moose permits in Maine’s tightly regulated moose hunt. The Portland Press Herald reports the Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee voted 11-1 Tuesday supporting the bill. The legislation still needs to be finalized before facing House and Senate consideration. The Maine Department of…

Maine holding auction for right to hunt moose

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is auctioning off 10 of its coveted moose permits for next fall’s hunting season. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries And Wildlife says it will give the permits to applicants who submit the highest bids. The moose hunt happens in the fall every year and is limited to hunters who win a special lottery. The auction…

Scientists: Deer-carried brain worm major contributor in moose decline

(Minnesota DNR photo)For years, Minnesota wildlife officials along with biologists and scientists have been trying to figure out the somewhat mysterious – and monumental – decline of the moose population in the state. According to reports, scientists now say they finally have some answers. A Nov. 6 story on Greenwire, an energy and online environmental news service, says scientists believe…

Utah woman hospitalized after apparent moose attack

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials say it’s not uncommon to see a moose in the area, but to be attacked by one is rare.SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities say a woman is recovering after an apparent moose attack in Summit County. Two hikers found the woman lying on a trail with her dog early this week. They told authorities…

Wolf attacks moose in Ontario lake (video)

Massachusetts photographer Dan Nystedt was shooting scenic photos, including drone video, in Ontario recently when he happened onto a wolf attacking a moose in the shallow water of a lake. His drone followed the encounter for nearly four minutes. Categories: Nature Tags: Moose, Ontario, Wolf

With CWD plan in the works, public gets two-week extension to comment

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for an additional two weeks through September 15, 2017. The plan describes potential regulatory changes and actions that DEC and the NYS Department of Agriculture and…