Thursday, October 15, 2015

Moose Study Underway: Report Your Sightings

unnamedA multi-year research project is underway to obtain information on the status of New York State’s moose population and the factors that influence moose survival and reproductive rate.

The goal of the Adirondack moose study is to gather data that will be used to create a moose management plan for New York State. The researchers are seeking the public’s help in reporting moose sightings in the Adirondacks.

unnamed(2)In February 2015, twelve moose were captured in the Adirondacks, fitted with GPS radio collars and released. The movements of all twelve of the moose continue to be tracked remotely. Of the nine cows that were collared, seven had calves and two of those had twins. An article on the moose study in the current edition of DEC’s Conservationist magazine.

The project is seeking information from the public regarding moose sightings to provide data for the study. If you see a moose please report it to the DEC by calling the Region 5 Wildlife office at (518) 897-1291 or by completing and submitting the electronic reporting form at the bottom of the DEC Moose webpage.

unnamed(1)The research is being conducted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the Cornell University Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program.

More stories about moose in the Adirondacks can be found here.

Moose photos provided by DEC.

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2 Responses

  1. Just submitted a report…saw a large bull with a 4′ rack on Rte. 458 on Oct. 9. Quite an experience!

  2. Kathleen Snell says:

    I was very surprised and delighted to see a moose today at approximately 5PM on Pine Ridge Rd, Hadley, NY

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