There is a camp off of Perkins Clearing
Called "Big Brook" originated by The Boyd's. Well, this past Sunday
8/13/06, about a quarter mile there was a "BIG BULL MOOSE", seen he had
Velvet covering his masive antlers and I was so over whelmed with the excitement
of seeing him. The experience was shall I say PRICELESS...
I just wanted to give you an update on a sighting.
Moose Mating Leads To Several Area Collisions
The Post Star, Glens Falls, NY
Three moose have died after collisions with motor vehicles, including one
young cow that survived a Sept. 13 run-in with an Amtrak train in Putnam but
was euthanized because of its injuries.
Ken Kogut, the state Department of Environmental Conservation's regional
wildlife manager, said a young bull moose died earlier this month when hit
by a tractor-trailer on the Northway in Clinton County, and a young bull was
killed in a collision with a car Wednesday night in Lake Placid.
Kogut said three in a span of two weeks is a high toll as moose enter their
most active phase of the year, early fall mating season.
"We normally see three or four killed in a season. To have three when it
(the rut) is just starting is a lot," he said.
It's of particular note in areas of the region with large moose populations,
such as western Saratoga County and central Hamilton County, he said. The
area around Lake Desolation in Saratoga County has one of the state's heaviest
"They're very active right now because they're entering the peak of the
rut," Kogut said.
The moose-train collision involved an Amtrak train, and left the moose seriously
injured on the side of the tracks. A conservation officer who was called to
the scene euthanized the animal, but it was unclear if the train was delayed.
The driver in Wednesday's car crash in Lake Placid was lucky to walk away
after the moose landed on the roof of her Saturn
station wagon, flattening it, Kogut said.
"She was very lucky," he said. "The car cut the moose off at the knees."
Last month, a moose was found dead in a pond in Dresden in the Lake George
Wild Forest. Kogut said it appeared to have died of natural causes.
The state's moose population has slowly been growing as growth in New England
has forced many of them to spread west.
DEC moose specialist Al Hicks said there are "hundreds" of moose in New
York, but it was impossible to estimate the number.
"We've been getting lots of reports this year of cows with calves," he said.
The population has grown to the point where the DEC quit actively monitoring
them in 1997, Hicks said.
Kogut said a massive bull of more than 1,000 pounds was photographed in
western Saratoga County over the summer by someone who had set up a trail
camera that took a picture of it as it wandered by.