Moose are the most sought after big game animal in Alaska . Hunters report harvesting over 7,000 of Alaska’s estimated 175,000 moose each year .
Alaska resident moose hunters: Season : August 24–28 and September 8–17. Bag limit: one bull moose .
Moose can generally be found all across the northern forests of North America, Europe, and Russia. In Alaska , moose live in a large area ranging from the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska all the way to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope.
The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Alaska #8 Stellar Sea Lions. #7 Wolverines. #6 Walrus. #5 Black Bear . #4 Wolves. #3 Grizzly Bear . #2 Moose . It’s easy to think of Bullwinkle and write the moose off as innocuous gentle creatures wandering aimlessly through the woods. #1 Polar Bears . Arguably the king and certainly largest of the bear family is the Polar Bear .
The world record Alaska-Yukon moose listed by the Boone and Crockett Club was shot with a gun in 1994 and had a spread of just over 65 inches with 34 points. The current world record with a bow and arrow by the archery-only Pope and Young Club is somewhat smaller with a score of 248.
Grizzly bears routinely kill and eat moose . I suppose it is possible that a large bull moose could use its horns to kill a small brown bear if everything went just right for the moose , but most of the time, moose winds up on the menu. And you are not necessarily correct when you say grizzlies are mean and aggressive.
On average male Alaskan moose are nearly 7-feet tall at the shoulder and weigh more than 1,400 pounds. The largest ever shot in the Yukon was 7.6 feet tall and 1,806 pounds.
Currently, most moose occur in Canada, Alaska , New England (with Maine having the most of the lower 48 states), New York State, Fennoscandia, the Baltic states, and Russia. Moose .
|Moose Temporal range: Early Pleistocene to Recent|
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It is illegal to shoot cubs or a sow accompanied by cubs of either species. It is illegal to hunt or kill a brown/ grizzly bear within one half mile of a garbage dump or land fill. Sometimes people have to shoot a bear that may be threatening life or property. Otherwise, you will have to forfeit the bear .
It is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting . It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose .
License: Brown Bear/Grizzly tag $1000 , non-resident hunting license $160 and should be purchased online prior to arrival in Alaska.
Alaska hunting license: $160 (U.S. nonresident), Moose tag: $800 , Caribou tag(s): $650 per tag, Black Bear tag: $450, Sport Fishing license (7-days): $70, and Wolf tag: no fee. Harvest tickets are required for each specie (no fees for harvest tickets). Travel Insurance.
Male: 4.9 ft. At Shoulder, Mature Female: 4.3 ft. At Shoulder
Also, moose are big animals and it’s possible it’s so big that it just appears to be running on top of some shallow water . You can also see the splashes increase as it moves through the water indicating that it’s getting deeper.