The first incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on state Route 30, just north of the Meacham Lake Outlet. According to a state Department of Environmental Conservation statement, a female yearling moose was struck by an unknown vehicle.
An environmental conservation police officer and a state police trooper responded to the scene and found the dead moose, according to the DEC. The officers reported seeing an adult moose standing in the nearby wetland.
At about 9:30 p.m. that same night a male yearling moose was struck by a pickup truck on state Route 30 between Tupper and Long Lake – about 400 yards south of Sportsmen’s Spring.
The driver reported seeing a total of three moose, a cow moose with two yearlings, before striking one of the yearlings, according to the DEC. A state trooper responded to the incident, observed that the moose’s back was broken and euthanized the moose.
DEC removed the head and internal organs both of the moose and sent them to the DEC Wildlife Health Unit for necropsy and testing.
No further details about either incident were available.
Moose cow and calf photo by the late Dennis Aprill, courtesy Adirondack Moose Festival, Indian Lake.