A Common Moosetake! – Alaska Adventure
Date: February 28, 2012
Moose are the most commonly encountered large animal on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Moose may seem tolerant of human presence, but surprisingly there are more fatal moose encounters than bear encounters in Alaska. The power of a mooseâs hoof kicking with 1,000 pounds of force can prove deadly! Moose cows and calves need EXTRA ROOM! In early May, females chase off their yearling calves and are very sensitive to disturbance during the last weeks of their pregnancy. From late May to early June, most calves are born and females remain very protective throughout the summer. Dogs and moose donât mix. Dogs must be under control at all times to prevent wildlife harassment.