New York State Seeking Adirondack Moose

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Seeks Help Locating Moose to Collar for Population Study

Adirondack Bull Moose

Adirondack Bull Moose

The resident biologist and his team at NYS DEC Region 5 need moose for a population study they are working on and they need your help.

The study, designed to determine how many moose there are in the Adirondacks, where they live, and if the population is on the increase or decline, is a long-term project of the DEC, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  (ESF), Cornell University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The first step in the study is to get GPS collars on a few cow moose so their wanderings about the Adirondacks can be tracked. According to Ed Reed, Regional Wildlife Manager (and resident biologist), the team has four stunning GPS collars ready to be custom fitted on some lucky cow moose. Larger, expanding collars suitable for bull moose are ordered and will be available in next year’s Adirondack moose winter collection.

Adirondack relocated bull moose in transit 05-13

NYS DEC hopes to have four cow moose wearing GPS collars this year.

Since moose don’t usually volunteer for duty, the department has asked the public to call in any moose sightings. This is your chance to tell your Adirondack moose story!

If you see a moose, please report it immediately to the DEC at 518-897-1291. DEC appreciates the public’s assistance with this effort to learn more about New York State’s largest mammal. Click here for more information on moose. 

13 Comments

  1. Shane Holmes

    On October 20 approximatelt 10:00 am, I spotted a Bull and Cow Moose on Rt. 30 between Goodman Mtn and Coney Mtn, on the West side of the road. They were about to cross the highway. I have photos of both animals.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203711444159036&set=a.10203711443439018.1073741948.1005759610&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203711444159036&set=a.10203711443439018.1073741948.1005759610&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203711452519245&set=vb.1005759610&type=2&theater

    Shane Holmes

  2. Joann

    Thank you!

  3. Kathy Berben

    Hi, I believe we spotted some moose tracks on graphite mountain this past June. Sorry couldn’t get pics 🙁

  4. Joann

    Thank you – I’ll pass on the info!

  5. Todd Burnham

    I spotted a bull moose in the village of Blue Mountain Lake, hit it and destroyed my truck, and the DEC said I was not allowed to keep the animal, instead of it going to waste.

  6. michael

    Seen large tracks around benz pond on keys mill road. Tons of moose activity on swinyer and iregan plains in Vermontville on the creek beds. Smaller moose tracks east of PSC Creighton logging tract following the pole lines just west of the lake clear airport… I see them all the time.

  7. Fraser

    About 5 wks ago my friend got a good look at a young bull moose near Stoney Creek. I have a few pics but didn’t see how to post them.

  8. Sheila Bond

    On Monday 10/20/14 I was driving on the Rand Hill Dr in Morrisonville NY. I had just passed the American Legion and was going toward the cemetery area. A very large moose walked across the road in front of me.

  9. Ed Reed

    Thanks to everyone for the sighting information. When a moose is killed by a vehicle, the law enforcement officer on the scene decides whether to issue a possession tag to the driver. There has been some confusion among law enforcement agencies as to whether drivers who hit moose could be issued a tag, but that has been clarified now.

  10. John Holmes

    I saw a Bull Moose at about midnight of 10/1 – 10/2… Running down the opposite side of the road at us on 458 by the rest area. We were coming back from hiking Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge heading away (N) from Rt 30 and he was heading towards (S)30. We turned around to get some pics but he ran in the woods before we could. This was huge and had a massive rack. I have also gotten pictures of moose tracks last winter in the same general area. I saw the rear end of it going into the woods and I took pics of the tracks in the snow. Here is a link to one of the times we saw moose tracks in that area. We have gotten pics on other occasions too.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.366101160197173.1073741917.100003918772218&type=1&l=82ae5121a3

  11. Liz Murray

    2 weeks ago I spotted a young bull moose on Fletcher farm rd in vermontville. Couple nights after a cow was spotted in same area.

  12. SUSAN LIESEL

    I JUST DISCOVERED YOUR SITE WHILE LOOKING FOR INFO ON IDEM BOATS. UNAWARE OF THEM UNTIL SATURDAY, WE KAYAKED UPPER ST. REGIS AND WITNESSED THE RACE AT 3:00 !!! IT WAS BEATHTAKING AS THE SKY WAS BLUE, DOTTED WITH A FEW PUFFY COTTONY CLOUDS AND THE WATER (UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE SAILORS) WAS CALM AND REFLECTIVE. I TOOK SOME GREAT IMAGES AND AM NOW LOOKING FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE BOATS.

    CUDOS TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING…THE ADIRONDACKS ARE UNREAL, IN MY EYES. I HAVE OVER 3,000 IMAGES OF THE MOOSE ON HELLDIVER,200,000 ADIRONDACK IMAGES INCLUDING BEAR, DEER, OTTERS,BIRDS, BEAVERS, LOONS AND OF COURSE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS UNMATCHED !!! I AM TRYING TO GENTLY STEER MY GRANDCHILDREN IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DIRECTION AND THINK I HAVE A FEW SUCCESSES.

    I WRITE FOR LEO MALONEY AT ADIRONDACK OUTDOOR MAGAZINE AND LOVE THE KAYAKING AND PHOTOGRAOHY ARTICLES I HAVE TO SUBMIT.

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU IN YOUR PASSION FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE !! SUSAN KIESEL

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