ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters in Alaska got an unusual request for assistance last weekend from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, but it wasn't your mundane cat-stuck-in-a-tree situation.
“They were looking for some help getting a moose out of a basement,” said Capt.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It's not uncommon for Idaho wildlife officials to be called for help when a moose, mountain lion, black bear or other wild animals wander into one of the state's rural communities.
BARKHAMSTED, Conn. (AP) — A moose is back on the loose in Connecticut after some quick-acting rescuers helped to free it from a fence.
The Connecticut State Environmental Police received a call at around midnight about a moose stuck in Barkhamsted, northwest of Hartford.
BOSTON (AP) — The sex lives of constipated scorpions, cute ducklings with an innate sense of physics, and a life-size rubber moose may not appear to have much in common, but they all inspired the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels, the prize for comical scientific achievement.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say an archery hunter sustained life-threatening injuries when he was gored and trampled by a moose in a remote area west of Fort Collins.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More and more moose from Idaho and Utah are making their way into Nevada, where they're finding wilderness to their liking without the kind of help from humans most species get when they relocate.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said Wednesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Both pilots of a firefighting helicopter that crashed in Idaho have died, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.
Mary Cernicek with the Salmon-Challis National Forest said Thomas Hayes, 41, of Post Falls, Idaho, and Jared Bird, 36, of Anchorage, Alaska, died from injuries they sustained when their CH-47D Series “Chinook” crashed in the Salmon River about 3:30 p.m.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife authorities say a moose is roaming the streets of Bismarck.
North Dakota Game and Fish officials say reports started coming in Thursday afternoon about a moose wandering the city.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are reminding drivers to be cautious about moose on roads and highways after a person was injured in a collision with one of the giant animals.
The crash happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday in the southern Maine town of Scarborough on Interstate 95.
MONSON, Maine (AP) — Infestations of ticks contributed to a record high death rate for young moose tracked by wildlife managers in rural Maine.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's moose population is the largest it has been in more than a decade, after 11 consecutive years of remaining relatively stable, Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More hunting licenses for elk will be offered by North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department this year, but there will be fewer moose licenses.
A bighorn sheep hunting season could also take place, depending on the pending results of summer sheep population surveys.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding public hearings this month on next fall's proposed moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state and the health status of the deer herd.
ST. DAVID, Maine (AP) — A cow moose attacked a Maine teen, his dad and their sled dogs during a snowstorm Tuesday night — a 45-minute ordeal that only ended when the 17-year-old shot the moose with a neighbor's rifle.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A moose on the loose in a Massachusetts city was tranquilized Tuesday and moved to a more appropriate setting, state wildlife officials said.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is proposing a fall moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state to reduce the effects of winter ticks on the animal's population.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has lost his hunting and trapping privileges for life in 47 states for illegally killing a trophy moose, taking the antlers and leaving the meat to waste, state wildlife officials said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large bull moose spent more than an hour stomping on the sled dog team of a rookie Iditarod musher in the wilds of Alaska last week — and the attack didn't end even after Bridgett Watkins emptied her gun into the animal.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big fall hunting seasons ended for the year on Saturday.
The state's “big four” game animals are black bears, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and moose. The seasons for bears, deer and moose all ended on Saturday, and the turkey season ended earlier in the month.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big four hunting seasons are coming to a close for the year.
The seasons for moose, white-tailed deer and black bears all end on Nov. 27. The season for wild turkey has already ended.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday.
The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park, or just southeast of the community of Moran.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have been searching Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for a Texas man who was last seen on Thursday.
Park officials identified the missing man as Jared Hembree, 26, and said he was last seen near Game Warden Point in Moran, The Casper Star-Tribune reported.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's expanded deer hunt got started on Saturday with a special day for young hunters.
The state's Youth Deer Day allows hunters who hold a valid junior hunting license to pursue deer on Saturday.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Just nine months into 2021, Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park already has had its busiest year on record.
The park joins nearby Yellowstone in setting visitation records this year.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers intentionally killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park they said had become a safety risk after it got used to getting food from humans.
Last fall, the grizzly got food at a home south of the park.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in northwestern Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park have resumed using body-worn video cameras after a three-year hiatus.
Grand Teton rangers stopped using the cameras in 2018 amid problems with aging equipment and being able to store data, park officials said in a statement.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunt is restarting for the season mostly in the northern and central parts of the state.
The state awarded more than 4,000 moose permits this year. That was an increase of hundreds from the previous season.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's hunting seasons are entering a busy October stretch in which the seasons for all the state's “big four” game animals will be taking place.
The most prized game species in Maine are black bears, white-tailed deer, moose and wild turkeys.
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual moose hunt will start soon with more permits for hunters than the previous year.
The hunt begins on Monday in limited parts of the state. The late September and early October moose hunt mostly takes place in far northern and eastern parts of Maine.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida nature preserve.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service has identified a climber who died in northwestern Wyoming as a Japanese national who worked in California.
Hitoshi Onoe, 42, worked in San Jose, Grand Teton National Park officials said in a release Monday.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An elderly woman is recovering from severe injuries after she was attacked by a cow moose outside a home in western Colorado.
The woman, whose name was not released, was taking a dog out on a leash when she was attacked Friday night outside a home south of Glenwood Springs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Wednesday.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park had its busiest month on record in July.
July is almost always the busiest month for tourism in the park in northwestern Wyoming. In July 2021, almost 830,000 people visited, park officials said in a statement Monday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting seasons are set to begin in two weeks with the start of the bear hunt.
Maine's “big four” fall game animals are black bears, moose, white-tailed deer and wild turkeys.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear that fatally mauled a Montana man near Yellowstone National Park this spring was likely defending a moose carcass and may have continued to aggressively guard the cache — including by charging at rescuers and investigators — because of a recent fight with another grizzly, investigators theorized.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it by boat elsewhere in the park in the hope that tasting human food won't make the animal a recurring danger to people, the U.S.
SHEFFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Five people were injured after two vehicles collided with a moose on Interstate 91 in Sheffield, Vermont State Police said.
A vehicle hit the moose head-on on Saturday night and then crashed into a guardrail, police said.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species' population at the U.S. national park, scientists said Monday.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials say a backcountry camper killed a moose in self defense after the animal charged him and his dog.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said in a prepared statement that the incident happened last week when the camper was at Harrison Lake, north of Sandpoint.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — The risk of wildfires is growing with more warm, dry weather in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
The fire danger in Yellowstone is rated as “high” and in Grand Teton it's “very high.”
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers and others continued to look Monday for a hiker missing since last Tuesday.
Cian McLaughlin, 27, didn't show up at his job Thursday and was reported missing late Saturday, park officials said in a statement.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine moose hunters are set to learn who will draw a permit to hunt one of the big animals this year.
Maine wildlife officials hold a moose permit lottery every year, as tens of thousands more people apply for a permit than can get one.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Wildlife Troopers do not intend to issue a citation to a man who was seen lifting a baby moose over a guardrail in south-central Alaska over the weekend, though it is illegal to “handle any wild animal in a similar fashion,” an Alaska State Troopers spokesperson said Thursday.
GOSHEN, Conn. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized after a car struck and killed a pregnant moose in Connecticut, police said...
VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say a woman was injured over the weekend when she was knocked to the ground in a surprise encounter with a moose...