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Old 09-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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DEC Moose Video

Was at Fish and Wildlife Management Board meeting last week when a DEC biologist showed this video on the big screen. Now they've posted it on their Facebook page. Simply incredible. 'Love the vehicle backing up as the two bulls go at it.

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Old 09-28-2018, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:43 PM   #3
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That was awesome Buck thanks for posting.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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This Press Release was issued today...

DEC ADVISES PUBLIC TO BE ALERT FOR MOOSE IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year during peak moose activity, advises the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking for mates, leading them to areas where they are not typically seen. While this improves the opportunities for people to enjoy sighting of a moose, it also increases the danger of colliding with one on the roadway.

Moose are much larger and taller than deer. Their large body causes greater damage, and, when struck, their height often causes them to impact the windshield of a car or pickup truck, not just the front of the vehicle. This past weekend three moose-vehicle accidents were reported resulting in the death of the moose in each collision. New York has no recorded human fatalities resulting from an accident with a moose.

Moose are most active at dawn and dusk, which are times of poor visibility. Moose are especially difficult to see at night because of their dark brown to black coloring and their height - which puts their head and much of their body above vehicle headlights.

DEC advises motorists to take the following precautions to prevent moose vehicle collisions:
  • Use extreme caution when driving at dawn or dusk, especially during September and October;
  • Reduce your speed, stay alert, and watch the roadsides;
  • Slow down when approaching moose standing near the roadside, as they may bolt at the last minute when a car comes closer, often running into the road;
  • Moose may travel in pairs or small groups, so if a moose is spotted crossing the road, be alert for others that may follow;
  • Make sure all vehicle occupants wear seatbelts and children are properly restrained in child safety seats;
  • Use flashers or a headlight signal to warn other drivers when moose are spotted near the road;
  • Motorcyclists should be especially alert for moose;
  • If a moose does run in front of your vehicle, brake firmly but do not swerve.
  • Swerving can cause a vehicle-vehicle collision or cause the vehicle to hit a fixed object such as a tree or pole; and
  • If a moose is hit and killed by a vehicle, the motorist should not remove the animal unless a permit is obtained from the investigating officer at the scene of the accident.
Hunters, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to enjoy wildlife from a distance. Do not approach wildlife, particularly species like bear or moose that could be aggressive toward humans or protective of their young.

More information about moose can be found on the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6964.html.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
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A few weeks ago a bull moose crossed 10 yards or so in front of me on Rt 28 when I was going 55 mph (well, maybe 60). Beautiful creatures, but that was too close a call for my liking.
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