Anyone who has ever been to the USA or Canada knows this: you have heard a lot about the fact that you can see moose again and again when driving through the countryside. Only when driving through the elk regions of North America, the animals simply do not want to show for a photo. This is certainly due to the fact that moose are very shy and - even if they emerge briefly from the forest - quickly disappear into it again. So you have to be in the right place at the right time to watch them. On the other hand, there are certain seasons and seasons, in which the chances of moose sightings are particularly good. But the places also play a big role. In more densely populated areas, the chances of seeing moose are rather poor.
Spring is the best time to see moose in New England
In the New English states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont is a good time to go for a moose - especially the months of May and June. They do not always stand right on the side of the road, although that happens once in a while. It is not uncommon for an elk mother to venture out of the forest with her boy. But beware! Then caution is required, because the elk cow should see her young in danger, they quickly becomes aggressive. Therefore, you should rather take the photo from a safe distance.
Greater is the chance to spot moose on a lake or in wetlands. Especially in the morning and evening hours, they come from the dense forest to browse there. Those who want to get closer to them can do so in New England with experienced guides on a moose safari. These know the paths on which the animals like to move. This increases the chances to face one of the brown giants in Natura. And there are several ways to approach the animals: on foot, by bus, by kayak or motorboat.
Spotting moose - a nature experience in New England
An elk is impressive for its size alone: a full-grown animal reaches a shoulder height of up to two meters, weighs up to a ton and develops an antler with a span of about one and a half meters. Beginning of 20. In the 19th century, moose in New England were allowed to be hunted without restriction. Meanwhile, the hunt is strictly controlled, so that the moose population of New England has recovered. It is now believed that about 30.000 animals live alone in the state of Maine. In New Hampshire, the White Mountains region is the best moose area. And the 2000 Elche Vermont's are best seen along the Canadian border.
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