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Justin 10-01-2016 12:54 PM

Moose
 
I finally had my first Adirondack moose sighting.... :dance:
...Far off trail & deep in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ye...V2MM=w394-h275

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ls...urFk=w405-h275

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HR...dgUQ=w413-h275

Stew0576 10-01-2016 01:14 PM

That's awesome,congratulations

poconoron 10-01-2016 02:03 PM

Fantastic sighting!

peskypup 10-01-2016 02:51 PM

Awesome! Great shots!

bioguide 10-01-2016 03:01 PM

Congratulations on the Moose sighting Justin... I imagine that was a bit exciting.

adk 10-01-2016 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin (Post 251535)
I finally had my first Adirondack moose sighting.... :dance:
...Far off trail & deep in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ye...V2MM=w394-h275

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ls...urFk=w405-h275

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HR...dgUQ=w413-h275

Absolutely fantastic images and "exactly" why we need to protect and help grow our small Moose population. Moments like you have described are what its all about. :-)

Tick Magnet 10-01-2016 03:21 PM

Awesome sight. Still waiting for mine.

Justin 10-01-2016 03:26 PM

Thanks for the comments, all! :thumbs:

Quote:

Originally Posted by bioguide (Post 251543)
... I imagine that was a bit exciting.

To say the least!
I actually saw him twice...Once in the evening around dusk (when all I had was my GoPro camera with me), and then again in the morning when I was able to get these shots with my Nikon. It was actually a little scary, because on both occasions he also saw Jenny & I, and began to walk towards us, and he was as close as about 50 yards when I saw him in the evening. :eek:
Thankfully, we were able to carefully sneak away without any issues. Unfortunately, he is not visible in the GoPro recording, but please stay tuned for a video of the trip coming soon.

skillzman1 10-01-2016 05:06 PM

Awesome!!
I saw a mother and two calves during hunting season 2 years ago in Corinth. Needless to say, when you are looking for whitetail, it's a huge surprise to see them walking towards you!!
Looking forward to more videos.
My wife was showing me youtube videos she found last week and said " you should see this". I watched and was like.."That's Justin". Then had to explain who Justin was.
p.s. she really enjoyed the avatar video the most...lol

Justin 10-01-2016 05:11 PM

Ha!
Thanks Skillz! :thumbs: :)

Grey-Jay 10-01-2016 06:06 PM

Congrats!

Wldrns 10-01-2016 06:22 PM

There was a big bull moose walking in the road about 3/4 of the way between Tupper and Long Lake two weeks ago. Saw him on the way to the start of day-2 of the 90-mile canoe race. he lumbered off into the woods toward the east as we approached. No time to get out a camera. That's my third ADK moose. Saw a cow and calf a few years ago while paddling on Dismal Pond.

Justin 10-01-2016 07:00 PM

It makes me wonder, as I know that a bull moose can be territorial, especially during the fall rut...

What is the proper thing to do if a bull moose seems like he is making an attempt to approach you after becoming aware of your presence?

That clearly seemed to be the case for me early yesterday morning & the evening prior. Thursday evening in particular, he was only about 50 yards away, and as soon as he became aware of our presence he began to walk towards us along the shore. In my sudden state of awe & shock, I almost wanted to shout out at the top of my lungs to try & scare him, but opted instead to quickly, carefully, & quietly make our way back to the campsite, and thankfully avoided any kind of incident.

He must have circled around our campsite sometime during the course of the remainder of the evening & into the next morning, because I spotted him again about a 100 yards away out on an island further down the pond the next day. I was standing on a point recording a short video clip & talking into the camera (unbeknownst of his presence), and after filming the clip I noticed him standing there out on the island looking in our direction.

I was able to snap off a few photos as he turned & plunged into the water & then swam across the narrow channel. Once ashore, he then starting walking in our direction again, and needless to say I told Jenny that it was time to go, and thankfully did not see him again. :eek:

Thoughts?

Wldrns 10-01-2016 07:11 PM

When i was canoe racing on the Yukon river, the locals told us we would see bears and moose. We saw plenty of each. They said, unless they are threatened, bears are primarily only interested in stealing your food, just like here at home, but if a moose takes interest in you, he probably wants to kill you. Especially during the rut. Be more afraid of a moose than a bear was the serious advice given to us.

Justin 10-01-2016 07:38 PM

Thanks Wldrns! :thumbs:
I'm happy that Jenny & I are still here to remember the experience & tell the story. Perhaps my campfire helped keep him at bay during the night. ;)

yellowcanoe 10-01-2016 08:14 PM

I got told by a hungry cow moose to leave in May.. The buds were just out on the trees. It had been a hard winter.

The moose looked at me. Head went down, Hair went up on back and it came toward me and stopped planting all feet firmly.. I was on a trail in back of my house ( I could see my house). I went off the trail. The moose went off the trail and circled around hemlocks but still my house was in back of me and clear. I backed up and went to clean the kitchen floor....
This summer we had a mom and calf blunder into camp while we drank coffee.. Was about ten feet away before mom decided to leave.. Pucker power time.

Justin 10-01-2016 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowcanoe (Post 251560)
.. Pucker power time.

...and also time for a fresh pair of shorts haha! ;)

Adk Keith 10-02-2016 08:38 AM

Nice Justin. I'm glad the one we saw this year decided to leave. It could have become difficult to back away, upstream, in our Hornbecks!

Justin 10-02-2016 09:19 AM

Thanks Keith. :thumbs:
I remember your Fish Ponds/Cod Pond Flow report. Who knows...Could be the difference in behavior between late June & late Sept.

Cold River Bob 10-03-2016 06:10 AM

Nice pictures Justin, Years ago I was camped at Duckhole an a cow an calve came out on the other side an stayed around for quiet a while.


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