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Old 01-26-2017, 07:49 PM   #1
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This year I want to get some good pictures of moose in the Adirondacks. I will be going late July and possibly early October to the Moose River Plains. What are the best ponds to see moose at besides Helldiver? Is there any way to attract moose? Is it worth it to go to Little Moose Wilderness and West Canada Lakes? Would it be too crowded with hunters if I went in October?
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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You can call moose with vocal calls and scraping brush with moose bone. Also holding a moose rack above your head will challenge a moose but be aware of a possible charge and possible poachers taking a shot at you. There are videos of a guy challenging a moose with moose antlers. If you have a canoe or kayak moose don't generally regard someone gliding on the water as threatening as someone seen or heard walking through brush or bushwacking.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:36 PM   #3
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This year I want to get some good pictures of moose in the Adirondacks. I will be going late July and possibly early October to the Moose River Plains. What are the best ponds to see moose at besides Helldiver? Is there any way to attract moose? Is it worth it to go to Little Moose Wilderness and West Canada Lakes? Would it be too crowded with hunters if I went in October?
The West Canadas should not be crowded in October. They're far from the road and receive little hunting pressure.
Any hunters that you may encounter would be experienced and pose little danger to hikers.
As Schultzie said, male moose can be territorial at that time of year.
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When paddling the Yukon, locals told us to be much more afraid of moose than of bears. When a bear takes interest in you, it most likely is only after your food. On the other hand when a moose takes interest in you (especially when its ears are drawn back and head lowered), its intent is to kill you.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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This year I want to get some good pictures of moose in the Adirondacks. I will be going late July and possibly early October to the Moose River Plains. What are the best ponds to see moose at besides Helldiver? Is there any way to attract moose? Is it worth it to go to Little Moose Wilderness and West Canada Lakes? Would it be too crowded with hunters if I went in October?
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When paddling the Yukon, locals told us to be much more afraid of moose than of bears. When a bear takes interest in you, it most likely is only after your food. On the other hand when a moose takes interest in you (especially when its ears are drawn back and head lowered), its intent is to kill you.
If you could hold the camera steady you might get some outstanding close ups.
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When paddling the Yukon, locals told us to be much more afraid of moose than of bears. When a bear takes interest in you, it most likely is only after your food. On the other hand when a moose takes interest in you (especially when its ears are drawn back and head lowered), its intent is to kill you.
To a hungry bear you ARE food. Especially in Alaska. But bears are unpredictable there and as often as not will run off. However, he is right about the moose. Don't get too close and always give it a way out. I had a bear charge me by looking into its eyes. They can really move fast. It was a bluff charge fortunately and I got away obviously, and it wasn't in NY.
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My friends used to have a camp on Cedar River Road and a few years ago around July 4 they encountered a bull moose on the south end of Cedar River Flow. That can't seem to happen when I'm there. Lately, it seems a better bet is around Lake Desolation and the 1,000 Acre Swamp.
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I saw a couple up in Paul Smiths.
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