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  1. Laurette Wright says

    We had moose tracks in the sand in front of our house this past late fall 2021 in Saranac NY.
    It was very exciting to see these large prints so close to us.

  2. Neenytyo says

    Our friends had footage of moose frequenting the left side of the road, where rt. 30 meets the highway stretch past Santa Clara.. the part where you come past st Regis falls, through the Santa Clara part and there’s no cell service on that stretch. Takes you right up to 30. They were right off the road all the time in the brush.

  3. David Pietkiewicz says

    I believe the Moose Population may be reaching a plateau because of available habitat. The Science appears to show that the Moose population is highest in “managed” lands where cuttings and lumbering take place. These areas, of course, promote new growth and regeneration, which improve the Moose’s habitat among other species. This is why I believe the complete “hands-off segment of the “Forever Wild” Article of New York’s Constitution is somewhat misguided. Our Forever Wild Forest Lands might be better off managed for wildlife and perhaps lumber to a lesser extent. Mature forests are often barren.

    • Andre says

      Mature forests are only “barren” to the human eye. They are teeming with live. It doesn’t have to be big game. Those mature forests produce the most oxygen and absorb the most carbon dioxide. But nature has ways to clear forests. One are major storms – but the most prevalent is forest fires. Not fires started by humans – but naturally occurring fires. But when lighting strikes and starts a fire – humans want to put out the fire because it causes “disruption”. Native Americans noticed the natural phenomenon and would sometimes use fires themselves. Forest fires actually enrich the soil – in addition to bring about new growth from sunlight now touching the forest floor.
      That and there are not enough natural predators to keep the herds with the most “fit” genes in the gene pool. That also is a factor for moose.

  4. Jason says

    I live in Alaska now see moose all over, I still they should transplant some from anchorage and Wasilla to New York they are used to living around people. This would enrich the gene pool there. I imagine that gene pool is fairly tight. Could use some refreshing. Can’t see how it would hurt. Maybe transplant 100 – 200 pregnant females and see what happens. I only see pod results. Maybe find some vaccine for brain worm and ticks. My motor is you don’t know unless you try. Moose are so abundant here. I think there’s at least thousand moose in the anchorage area.

  5. Tanya says

    We have had two separate bull moose sightings in Winona state forest over this last week. We are in Northern Oswego county and Southern Jefferson county

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