Aggressive bears close portion of Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Part of Grand Teton National Park is temporarily closed due to aggressive bears.
Park officials say visitors fed bears Tuesday on Signal Mountain Summit Road. A female...
Person bitten by rabid bat in Grand Teton gets treatment
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A person bitten by a bat in western Wyoming underwent treatment for rabies.
Grand Teton National Park officials say the unidentified person recently visited Jenny Lake as...
Moose numbers are dwindling, but why?
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Moose are one of the West's most majestic animals and a once-in-a-lifetime hunting opportunity.
Couple survives crash with half-ton moose
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A young couple remains hospitalized in Duluth after surviving a collision with a half-ton bull moose on a dark northern Minnesota highway.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A moose has died at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo for the second time in little more than a year.
Zoo director Cynthia Wagner tells the Lansing State Journal that a male...
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A hiker was seriously injured when he fell in a mountain range in Wyoming.
Grand Teton National Park officials say 35-year-old Jarek Strzalkowski lost his footing in snow...
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Mainers are ready for their annual celebration of moose, which is also the day hunters find out who will be able to pursue the animals later this year.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — The state with the largest moose population in the 48 contiguous United States is set to issue more hunting permits for the giant animals this year.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A boat operator was killed in a rafting accident in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Park officials say the 44-year-old Moran man, whose name has not been released,...
DES LACS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a moose in northern North Dakota and seeking the public's help.
The Berthold Police Department says the incident occurred...
Isle Royale moose population surges during wolf decline
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.
Officials urge caution as moose run loose in Hamilton
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to keep their distance if a cow moose and its yearling calf make another appearance in Hamilton.
4 skiers cited for violating Grand Teton park closure
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Four skiers have been cited for ducking under a boundary rope and entering an area of Grand Teton National Park that had been closed because of avalanche danger in...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's driver's licenses and identification cards will have a new look when residents do their next renewals.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced the change...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in...
The Latest: Moose hunter calls decision a win for Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting federal authority to enforce laws on state-owner rivers in Alaska (all times local):
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota hunters who want to pursue elk, moose or bighorn sheep this year have only one more day to apply for a license.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunters could see another bump in the number of hunting permits for the big game animals this year.
Biologists in Maine are proposing an increase of 11...
Vermont plans meetings on deer, moose hunts
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding public hearings this spring to discuss deer and moose hunting.
The state will release the results of the deer hunting...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula are holding their own more than three decades after an attempt to rebuild the population with animals from Canada, although...
Colorado rescuers save moose trapped in window well
KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) — Rescuers in Colorado hauled a bull moose to safety after it became trapped in a window well.
Summit Daily reported Sunday that rescuers first tranquilized the animal...
Northeast Minnesota moose population low but stable
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest survey finds the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains low but stable for the eighth consecutive year, the state Department of Natural Resources said...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on moose wandering in downtown Missoula (all times local):
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have tranquilized and removed a moose...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Police have blocked off a downtown Missoula street after a moose and its calf wandered into the area.
The animals walked around homes and businesses on Friday morning...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bighorn sheep and moose hunters enjoyed another successful year in North Dakota in 2018.
The state Game and Fish Department says hunter success was 100 percent for...
Driver dies when sedan strikes moose northwest of Wasilla
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A driver died in a car crash with a moose northwest of Wasilla.
Alaska State Troopers did not immediately release the name and gender of the driver because next of kin...
Nevada wildlife officials seek to criminalize moose killings
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Moose used to be rare in Nevada, but wildlife officials are pointing to an increase of sightings of the big animals in the northeastern part of the state as they ask lawmakers to...
Bill to compensate farmers for wildlife damage clears House
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to compensate Idaho farmers and ranchers for damage caused by elk, deer, antelope and moose to irrigation equipment and ground planted with seeds has cleared the House.
Representatives voted 68-0 on Wednesday to send the legislation to the Senate.
The proposed law would cost the Idaho Department of Fish and Game about $150,000 annually.
Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday.
Wyoming man fined for killing wolf in Grand Teton park
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man who illegally killed a wolf in Grand Teton National Park has been fined and will lose the right to hunt for a year.
In an announcement Wednesday, park officials said the 56-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were charged with an illegal take of wildlife in the park — a young female without a collar — as the result of an investigation into signs of illegal hunting discovered on Jan. 1. The charge against the woman was later dropped.
Farmers could be compensated for wildlife-damaged irrigation
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to compensate Idaho farmers and ranchers for damage caused by elk, deer, antelope and moose to irrigation equipment and ground planted with seeds in the fall will get a hearing before lawmakers.
The House Resources and Conservation Committee on Thursday approved a hearing for the proposed law that would cost the Idaho Department of Fish and Game about $150,000 annually.
With shutdown over, scientists rush to salvage wolf study
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials said Monday.
A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska's largest city and chowed down on some plants in the lobby as workers watched the massive animal in awe.
When a patient mentioned that security staffers were monitoring a moose that got inside the Anchorage building Monday, Stephanie Hupton dashed out and started recording.
Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000.
Rusty Counts, 39, of Anchor Point, shot the moose near his community over two weeks in September. He pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to 21 misdemeanor wildlife counts and violations, including wanton waste, exceeding bag limits and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
FWP seeking information on poached bull moose
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating a poached bull moose found south of Bozeman this month.
The agency says Christmas tree hunters found the moose carcass on Dec. 1, about a mile up Moser Creek Road and reported it to FWP on Dec. 3.
Maine’s fall hunting seasons ending for the year
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big hunting seasons are wrapping up for the fall.
The main firearms season for deer ends on Saturday. That's also the last day of the year for hunting bears and moose. The bear hunt is mostly over at this point anyway, as most of the hunting is done over bait at the early part of the season.
The moose hunt is also limited to only a small part of the state at this part of November.
Deadly wildlife disease emerges in Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A deadly disease that affects animals including deer, elk and moose has been detected for the first time in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Wednesday it found chronic wasting disease in an adult buck mule deer killed by a vehicle in the park.
Maine’s primary deer hunting season enters final week
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The busiest part of Maine's annual deer hunt is entering the final days.
The main firearms season for deer ends this Saturday. Then the muzzleloader season runs from Monday, Nov. 26, through Dec. 8, with the second week restricted to certain parts of the state.
Muzzleloader guns are popular with a subset of hunters and are afforded their own hunting season.
Justices sound favorable to Alaska hunter with hovercraft
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday of the National Park Service's authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the state.
The justices heard arguments in a case that tests the limits of the federal government's authority in a state in which more than 60 percent of the land is federally owned.
Moose bomb: Rotting carcass blown up in Wyoming forest
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A dead moose in Wyoming probably won't attract grizzly bears now that forest officials have used explosives to blow the rotting meat to smithereens.
Bridger-Teton National Forest wildlife managers don't normally do anything about dead wildlife in the huge backcountry area that borders Yellowstone National Park. But they worried the big carcass could draw dangerous animals to a nearby trail that's popular with hikers, hunters and dog-walkers.
Grand Teton Park elk hunt set to start Saturday
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — An elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming is scheduled to begin Saturday.
A total of 575 permits are authorized for the hunt, which is the fewest of any year the program has been in effect. Last year 600 permits were authorized and 242 elk were harvested from the park.
Bid to illegally import moose antlers lands Canadian in rut
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has been sentenced to a month in prison for importing illegally harvested moose antlers into the United States.
Bear hunting winding down in Maine, but deer, moose still on
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunt is resuming for another week while the bear hunt winds down and the season for deer gets closer.
Maine divides its moose hunt into three sections, and the third one begins Monday and ends Oct. 27. The final and longest stretch runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 24. The hunt will be limited to only far northern Maine this week and will be limited to parts of western and central Maine in the final stretch.
Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood.
Survivors, families mark anniversary of airplane crash
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Nearly all of the wreckage from the airplane that smashed into the southeast side of Moose Mountain is gone, and the large swath of trees obliterated during the deadliest wreck in New Hampshire aviation history has mostly regrown in the five decades since.
2 people hospitalized after their car hit a moose
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose on U.S. 95 south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that a Subaru Legacy driven by 34-year-old Derek Gregory of Hayden was traveling southbound on U.S. 95 at 2:34 a.m. Saturday when it struck a moose.