Moose Population by State (Estimates and Info) - Wildlife Informer (2023)

Moose are the largest living deer species worldwide and the tallest mammal in North America, with adults standing 6 feet tall from the ground to shoulder. There are 4 subspecies of moose (Alces alces) in North America. The estimated total moose population in the United States is about 275,000 – 315,000 and in Canada, the estimate is between 500,000 and 1 million moose, depending on the source.

Large moose populations have a range in 19 states of the U.S. However, instances of long-distance migration when searching for food has led to some moose showing up outside their natural range. Find out more information about the moose population in the United States below. We’ll dive into information on the estimated populations and ranges by state, including what regions in these states they are more commonly seen.

Moose Population in 50 U.S. States

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Below is information about the moose population in each U.S. state. Find out information about the population estimates, where they can be found, and interesting facts about moose specific to the particular state.

Before diving into the states with moose populations, let’s first omit states without an established population of these large deer species. There may be sightings in these omitted states listed below due to long-distance travel and changing temperatures. However, currently, the main moose populations are only in 19 of the 50 U.S. states.

31 states that do not have Moose populations:

  1. Alabama – There are no moose in the state of Alabama
  2. Arizona – No established populations, some reports of sightings in the Grand Canyon
  3. Arkansas – There are no moose in the state of Arkansas
  4. California – There are no moose in the state of California
  5. Delaware – There are no moose in the state of Delaware
  6. Florida – There are no moose in the state of Florida
  7. Georgia – There are no moose in the state of Georgia
  8. Hawaii – There are no moose in the state of Hawaii
  9. Illinois – No more established populations in Illinois
  10. Indiana – No more established populations, with the last sighting in 2010
  11. Iowa – No established population, but occasional sightings in recent years
  12. Kansas – No established population, but occasional sightings in recent years
  13. Kentucky – No more established populations in Kentucky
  14. Louisiana – There is no known moose population in the state of Louisiana
  15. Maryland – There are no moose in the state of Maryland
  16. Mississippi – There are no moose in the state of Mississippi
  17. Missouri – No established population, but there are occasional sightings
  18. Nebraska – No established population, but there are occasional sightings
  19. New Jersey – No established population, but occasional sightings in recent years
  20. New Mexico – No established population, but there are occasional sightings in the North
  21. North Carolina – There is no known moose population in the state of North Carolina
  22. Ohio – No more established populations in Ohio
  23. Oklahoma – No established population, but there are occasional sightings
  24. Pennsylvania – No established population, with one rare sighting in the Delaware Water Gap
  25. Rhode Island – No established population, but there are occasional sightings in northwest Rhode Island
  26. South Carolina – No established populations or confirmed sightings in the state of South Carolina
  27. South Dakota – No established population, but occasional sightings in recent years
  28. Tennessee – There is no known moose population in the state of Tennessee
  29. Texas – No established population, with a rare righting in 2008
  30. Virginia – No established population, but occasional sightings in recent years in northern Virginia
  31. West Virginia – There is no known moose population in the state of West Virginia

Moose population in 19 U.S. states

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The following population estimates were taken from state government websites and other authoritative sources. They are accurate to the best of my knowledge.

State NameEstimated Moose Population
Alaska175,000 - 200,000
Arizonavery rare sightings
Connecticutjust over 100
Idaho10,000 - 12,000
Indianavery rare sightings
Iowalow / rare sightings
Kansaslow / rare sightings
Maine60,000 - 70,000
Massachusetts1,000 - 1,500
Missourilow / rare sightings
Montana2,334 - 4,675
Nebraskalow / rare sightings
Nevada40 - 500
New Hampshire3,300
New Jerseylow / rare sightings
New Mexicolow / rare sightings
New York600 - 700
North Carolinanone
North Dakota500 minimum
Oklahomalow / rare sightings
Pennsylvaniavery rare sightings
Rhode Islandlow / rare sightings
South Carolinanone
South Dakotalow / rare sightings
Texasvery rare sightings
Utah2,500 - 3,000
Virginialow / rare sightings
West Virginianone
Wisconsin20 - 40
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*Populations estimates are believed to be accurate but not guaranteed as of 06/2022

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1. Alaska

Alaska has a larger population of moose than any other U.S state, with an estimated 175,000 to 200,000 moose widely distributed throughout the state. In fact, you can find around two-thirds of the U.S. moose population in Alaska. They are abundant in timberline plateaus and along the major rivers of Interior and Southcentral Alaska. Moose are also recent arrivals to limited areas in Southeast Alaska, such as the Stikine River. See a range map for moose in Alaska here.

2. Colorado

Although Colorado used to only see a few stray moose wander into the state, in 1978, wildlife managers arranged for the first transplant of 12 moose in Colorado’s North Park region. Today the population is thriving, with almost 3,000 moose statewide. You can find them in riparian areas, in sagebrush, and above timberline high in the mountains.

3. Connecticut

Connecticut’s moose population is a recent establishment due to the expansion of the growing moose population from neighboring Massachusetts. Sightings started in 2000 and by 2007, there were around 60 moose sightings annually. Currently, the population is estimated to be just over 100 animals. Most of the towns where hunters reported moose sightings are along the Connecticut-Massachusetts border. An interactive map of moose sightings in Connecticut can be found here.

4. Idaho

Idaho has an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 moose population, ranging from the North’s heavily timbered forests to the Snake River Plain in the South. While some populations are declining in Northern Idaho, the moose population is expanding its range into the south-central regions of the state. To hunt moose in Idaho, you must apply for a controlled hunt tag.

5. Maine

Maine has the second-largest moose population in the U.S and the highest in the lower 48 states. The population is estimated at 60,000 to 70,000 animals, a significant increase from the 2,000 animals in the early 1900s. The state currently has a moose management goal to maintain a healthy population while providing hunting and viewing opportunities. Hunting moose in Maine is popular, with around 50,000 applications for the 2,000 to 3,000 moose permits the state typically issues.

6. Massachusetts

According to the New England Research Institute, there are around 1,000 to 1,500 moose in Massachusetts. The population is most abundant in the Central and Western regions, with occasional sightings in Eastern Massachusetts. During the summer months, you can typically see moose in the wetlands, where they feast on sodium-rich aquatic vegetation.

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7. Michigan

Moose are a native species in Michigan, however, their numbers have significantly declined since European settlement. Today the population has disappeared from the Lower Peninsula regions and remains only in the Upper Peninsula. The most recent biennial survey in 2019 estimated a moose population in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan as 509 animals. An increase from the 323 animals recorded in 2015.

8. Minnesota

A majority of the moose population in Minnesota is in the Northeastern regions. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2022 aerial moose survey recorded a population of 4,700. Although this is almost 50% fewer animals since the population peak in 2006, it’s a significant increase since the decline in 2013, and the moose population is reported to have remained stable in recent years. You can read the DNR 2022 Aerial Moose Survey and see a map of the survey plots here.

9. Montana

Moose occupy most of the forested landscapes in Western Montana, ranging from the Cabinet Mountains in the Northwest to the Centennial and Big Hole valleys in the Southwest. However, they also inhabit wetlands in the East, especially along the Missouri River. A study on Moose conducted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (MFWP) reported average moose sightings in the state ranging from 2,334 to 4,675 per year since 2013. You can find species range and distribution maps in Montana here.

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10. Nevada

The only moose species you can find in Nevada is the Shiras Moose, also known as the Yellowstone Moose, and the smallest of the North American moose subspecies. They are new residents of Nevada and have adapted well despite the state being a less traditional habitat. According to Go Hunt, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) recently estimated around 40 to 50 moose living in the state. Earlier in 2022, the NDOW confirmed almost 500 sightings of moose – although some of these sightings could be from the same animal.

11. New Hampshire

An estimated 3,300 moose are living in New Hampshire statewide. They occur in all ten counties, with the most abundant living north of the White Mountains and in the Great North Woods. A map and data of the moose density within major regions of New Hampshire can be found here.

12. New York

Most of the moose population in New York is in the northeastern region in the Adirondack Mountains and the Taconic Highlands. However, they can occasionally be seen in the eastern Washington, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties. The moose population in New York disappeared in the 1860s but became firmly established again in the 1980s. Today, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), estimates around 600 to 700 moose in the Adirondack Region.

13. North Dakota

The highest moose population densities in North Dakota are in the Northwestern regions, with a gradual increase in the population in the western part of the state. They prefer prairie habitats with tree rows and forested river bottoms and are not most abundant in the Upper Missouri River area. While the exact population number of moose in North Dakota isn’t reported, the number of hunting licenses issued each year provides insight into the population’s health. In recent years, there have been approximately 400 moose hunting licenses per year. So at the very least we can say the population is a minimum of 500 animals. There was a 92% increase in hunting licenses issued between 2016 and 2020. However, for the 2021 season, 70 fewer licenses were issued due to the change in the population in the Northwestern regions.

14. Oregon

Although moose aren’t abundant in Oregon, there is a population that established themselves in the Blue Mountains region, north of Elgin. It is believed they first wandered to Oregon from Washington or Idaho across the Palouse Prairie. The current Oregon population is estimated at 50 adults and calves. The herd is typically scattered across parts of the Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla national forests.

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15. Utah

Typically found in forested areas, moose populations in Utah are most abundant along the Wasatch Front and in the Northeastern and Northern regions. There are between 2,500 to 3,000 moose in the state. They represent one of the largest, southernmost naturally occurring moose populations on the continent.

16. Vermont

The moose population in Vermont has remained relatively stable in recent years at approximately 3,000 animals. They are most abundant along the spine of the Green Mountains as well as in the Northeast regions, including Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties. In 2021, the state awarded 100 hunting permits by lottery, which was a 45 permit increase from 2020.

17. Washington

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the estimated moose population in the state is 5,000 animals as of 2015. You can find them mostly in the Selkirk Mountains, with smaller populations in the Okanogan, North Cascades, and the Blue Mountains. Although moose prefer forested areas, they have been seen wandering to other parts of the state, such as the Columbia Basin’s high desert country.

18. Wisconsin

The moose population in Wisconsin is low and not officially established, but it doesn’t mean that sightings are nonexistent. There are around 20 to 40 individuals in the state and occasional moose sightings of individuals wandering over from Michigan or Minnesota. Hunters in the state are cautioned not to accidentally shoot moose during the white-tailed deer hunting season.

19. Wyoming

Moose live in various river bottom areas and mountain ranges of Wyoming, with the greatest numbers in the Bridger-Teton National Forest region to the south of Jackson. According to Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) officials, the moose population in Wyoming is just under 3,500 animals. The population has been decreasing since the high of 10,000 animals in the mid-1990s. Predictions of why the population has trended downwards include the increase in wolves and the expansion of grizzly bear ranges.

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A quick look at moose

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Moose are large majestic land mammals, with bulls growing stunning antlers of up to 6 feet long. They can run up to 37 mph and are also excellent swimmers, swimming up to 12.4 miles with a speed of at least 6 mph. Besides human hunters, wolves and bears are the two biggest natural predators for the moose population. However, most states regulate hunting licenses to help protect the health of moose populations.


Moose are one of North America’s largest land mammals and the deer family’s largest members. The largest subspecies is the Alaskan moose growing up to 6 feet tall and weighing 1,600 pounds. The smallest subspecies is the Shiras moose. However, even some individuals can reach 6 feet tall and weigh 1,200 pounds.


Moose are herbivores, eating mostly leaves, twigs, and bark from trees and shrubs. Some of their favorite trees to eat are the native willow, balsam fir, and aspen trees. Moose will also eat aquatic plants, sedges, pond weeds, and grasses. They can forage for aquatic plants both on and under the water.

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Moose prefer habitats that are forested areas and typically live in boreal, temperate broadleaf, and mixed forests. You can also find them near wetlands, rivers, lakes, swamps, and open country in mountains and lowlands if there is a forest nearby.


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The mating season for moose is during the fall from late September to mid-October. Also known as the rutting season, bulls (adult males) will move towards lower elevations to find cows (females). The bulls frequently fight and spar in competition for a mate.

Winter habits

Moose don’t hibernate in the winter. They are well adapted to survive in wintery climates. Moose have one of the most insulating hair coats and thickest hides among land mammals that they shed every spring. They can also handle snow depths of up to 36 inches and use their hooves to search for food in the snow.


Moose are typically found in the northern regions of the U.S., from Maine to Washington and up into Alaska. However, there are populations in more southern states like Utah and Nevada. While some populations stay year-round within a range, others can migrate up to 100 miles between seasonal ranges, and more moose sightings are reported in states without an established population.

Subspecies of moose

There 4 subspecies of Moose in North America, they are as follows:

  1. Eastern moose (Alces alces americana): Eastern Canada, Northeastern U.S
  2. Western moose (Alces alces andersoni): British Columbia to western Ontario, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota
  3. Alaska moose (Alces alces gigas): Alaska and Western Yukon.
  4. Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi): Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana.

If you encounter a moose

Although moose will typically flee when they feel threatened, under certain circumstances, they can become aggressive. People can be hurt when a moose charges, stomps, or kick to protect themselves or their young. Bulls are also typically most aggressive during the rut, or mating season.

If you encounter a moose in the wild, make sure not to approach them and watch their behaviors carefully. A moose walking slowly towards you could be ready to attack, especially if the hairs on its hump are raised, it’s licking its lips, grunting, stomping its feet, or the ears are laid back.

Here are some quick tips for moose encounters:

  • Stay calm – don’t yell, throw things, or even offer food since they can still attack after taking food from your hand
  • Back away from the moose, giving at least 50 feet of personal space and a clear area for the moose to escape
  • If they start to charge, run and get behind a stable structure such as a tree, big rock, car, or fence
  • If you get knocked down, curl up in a ball with your hands protecting your head and neck
  • After an attack, play dead and remain still until the moose is gone or they might charge again

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Which state has the highest moose population? ›

An icon of the Maine woods, Maine is home to the highest moose population in the lower 48 states. The scientific name for moose is Alces alces americana – origin of the word moose comes from the Algonquin word 'moosu' meaning 'bark stripper.

Where is the densest population of moose? ›

The Summer population of Moose in Sweden is estimated to be 300,000–400,000 individuals. Around 100,000 are shot in the annual hunt during Autumn, and 100,000 calves are born each Spring. It can be found all over Sweden except on the island of Gotland. Sweden has the densest population of Moose in the World.

Are moose increasing? ›

In the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge specifically, the moose population has increased a whopping 400-fold since the early 1990s, from just a handful a few decades ago to about 2,000 animals now. The reason appears clear: climate change.

What is the population of moose in Washington state? ›

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are around 5,000 moose in Washington. Most moose live in the northeastern part of the state, although smaller populations are found in the North Cascades, Okanogan and Blue Mountains.

What state has the best non resident moose? ›

Unguided moose hunting in Alaska can be one of the greatest experiences in all of North America. They are truly impressive animals, gigantic in size and stature. The state of Alaska allows for non-residents to hunt moose and black bear without a guide.

What western state has most moose? ›

Alaska - the state with the highest moose population. Colorado. Idaho. Maine - which has some of the biggest populations in the lower 48 states.

Which national park has the most moose? ›

Moose are most heavily concentrated in Grand Teton Park. Look for them at Willow Flats, Christian Pond (near Willow Flats) and around Oxbow Bend. In Yellowstone, see them in Willow Park, between Norris Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs.

What is the moose capital of the world? ›

In 1979 Hudson Bay earned the title of Forestry Capital of Canada. In addition, with the abundance of wildlife in the area, it has also become known as the Moose Capital of the World.

Are Alaskan moose bigger than Maine moose? ›

Maine's own Eastern Moose can be found in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern portions of the United States. It is the third largest moose subspecie, behind Alaskan and Western Moose.

What month are moose most active? ›

Time of Year: Mating season for moose begins in late September and continues through mid October. Hunting during this time of year is ideal, as moose are much more active and bulls are more likely to respond to calls. If hunting later in the season, your search for a bull may take you deeper into the forests.

What season are moose most active? ›

Moose are more active at dawn and dusk. They are most active in the fall during their mating season, or "rut."

What is the average lifespan of a moose? ›

What states have best moose hunting? ›

Wyoming offers more non- resident moose tags than any other state. While Wyoming's best moose hunting is likely behind us, there is still plenty to be excited about if you are lucky enough to find yourself with a moose tag in your pocket this year.

Is there a moose population in Oregon? ›

The first moose to come to Oregon wandered south from Washington or west from Idaho across the Palouse Prairie. They stayed to establish a herd in the Blue Mountains north of Elgin, and today there are an estimated 50 adults and calves in the area.

Which New England state has the most moose? ›

The most recent estimates put Maine's moose population, one of the largest in the country, at about 60,000 to 70,000, while New Hampshire's is estimated to be around 3,000 to 4,000. In addition, roughly 2,000 moose live in Vermont.

Where is the easiest place to see a moose? ›

As noted, you will often find moose near water in the summer. Beaver meadows, riparian zones and small lakes surrounded by forest are all prime moose viewing locations. But always keep your eyes peeled.

Where is the easiest place to hunt moose? ›

The best places to hunt moose are, beyond a shadow of doubt, Alaska and Yukon, where you find the biggest subspecies of all, Alaska-Yukon Moose, or the Kamchatka and North-East of Siberia, where the giant Kamchatka Moose reach the same impressive size.

Where is the cheapest place to go moose hunting? ›

Price distribution

The most affordable moose hunts are to be found in Eastern Europe, Baltic countries, and the European part of Russia, where you can hunt a moose for $1,000-$1,500. Western and Eastern moose hunts in Canada typically go for $3,000-5,000, and moose hunting in Scandinavia is priced similarly.

What lower 48 states have moose? ›

Moose are found in the northern regions of the United States, from Maine to Washington, throughout Canada, and into Alaska. Due to their large size and insulating fur, moose are limited to cold climates.

Where is the best moose hunting? ›

Alaska has always been a top choice of trophy moose hunters, there are many great outfitters and areas! From the south slopes of the Brooks Range to Bristol Bay to the Wrangell Mountains, we have reserved the best hunting for you! The Brooks Range has some spectacular bull moose.

Where is the best place to hunt moose in Washington state? ›

The majority of these are in the Selkirk Mountains (Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, and Spokane counties) with smaller populations in the north Cascades, Okanogan, and Blue Mountains. Moose have been documented to wander into many other places throughout the state including the high desert country of the Columbia Basin.

What do you call a group of moose? ›

A male moose is called a bull, a female moose is called a cow, and a young moose is called a calf. A group of moose is called a herd. The plural form of moose is "moose”.

Where can I hunt the largest moose? ›

The Moose of the Kamchatka Peninsula is of the largest Moose species found anywhere in the world. Typically larger than the Alaska/Yukon species found in North America. A hunter can expect a shot opportunity at a mature bull in the 7 days of hunting.

What town in Maine has the most moose? ›

Two of the best moose watching spots in the state are in The Maine Highlands region, Moosehead Lake and Baxter State Park. In and around Moosehead, moose outnumber people three to one, and it's no wonder why the lake got its name.

What is the largest moose ever recorded? ›

The largest moose ever recorded in the world was an Alaskan moose that weighed 1,808 pounds. The giant was killed in Yukon in September 1897 and had a shoulder height of 7.6 feet, easily making it a record breaker, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Why is there so many moose in Newfoundland? ›

Moose were first introduced to the Island of Newfoundland in the late 1800s with the hope that the population would increase and provide residents with a new game species and source of fresh meat.

Where are most moose in us? ›

The range of Moose (Alces alces) in North America stretches from Alaska across Canada and into New England, south through the Rocky Mountains to Colorado, North Dakota, northern Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Franzmann 1981).

What county in Maine has the most moose? ›

Best Viewing Times & Spots

Moose can be seen throughout the state, but their population is greatest in the Western Lakes and Mountains, The Kennebec Valley, The Maine Highlands, and Aroostook County.

What are the predators of the moose? ›

Bears and wolves prey on moose. Black and grizzly bears have been known to prey heavily on moose calves during the first few weeks of life, and grizzly bears can easily kill adult moose. Throughout most wolf range in Canada, moose are the principal prey of wolves. Wolves kill many calves and take adult moose all year.

What is the biggest moose killed in Maine? ›

According to the Boone and Crocket Club's record, the largest moose ever caught in Maine scored 220 3/8. In 2002, James T. Robertson caught this massive animal. While it didn't make Boone and Crocket Club's official list, another impressive hunt weighed 906 pounds.

What time of year is the hardest for the moose? ›

Winter browse has a lower energy content than food sources available during summer. Thus moose must move a fair amount to obtain sufficient calories to survive. During months of deep snow and cold temperatures they burn more energy than they take in, and they can lose up to 25% of their body weight during the winter.

Where do moose go during the day? ›

These majestic animals are most active at dawn and twilight when they feed on various plants and grasses. During the day, moose tend to laze about in the shade or nap for short bouts, especially on warm days.

Do moose roam at night? ›

Despite the evidence that moose are commonly active at night, and that nocturnal activity in winter is necessarily high due to the short diurnal period in far northern latitudes, the amount of literature we found delineating nocturnal and diurnal activity was limited.

What time of day do most moose accidents occur? ›

The majority of accidents occur between dusk and dawn. This is the time when driver visibility is severely limited by darkness, and when moose are most active.

What time of day is best to find moose? ›

The best times of day to see moose are early in the morning or at dusk, while the best time of year is from mid-spring through late June. Moose prefer shady, wet areas such as bogs and marshes. After dark, moose are very hard to spot standing on the road high above vehicle headlights.

Do moose stay in one spot? ›

Moose are sometimes quite the creatures of habit. To conserve a maximum of energy, they avoid obstacles such as flooded environments and escarpments. So they often come by the same place, and like a herd of cattle, they follow paths that betray their repeated passage.

How far do moose move in a day? ›

Young moose that disperse into new territories during spring have been documented to travel 5-10 miles per day, sometimes traveling as far as 100 miles over a 5-week period, passing through a dozen towns.

How high can a moose jump? ›

Inspect your fence on a regular basis to keep it in good working order. A moose can jump six feet - while a six-foot fence can be effective, it is better to construct an eight-foot fence.

How hard is it to get a moose tag in Wyoming? ›

Obtaining a moose license can be very difficult or relatively easy depending on the hunt area and the sex of the animal. Cow licenses in many areas can be drawn with only a few preference points, while the drawing odds for a bull or any moose tag are much steeper.

What is the best state to hunt moose in the lower 48? ›

If you're looking to hunt moose in the lower 48, the state with the most moose is Maine, with about 70,000 moose. That's not many compared to the 200,000 in Alaska, but when you compare the size of the two states, that's still plenty of moose!

What state has the most wildlife to hunt? ›

Alaska: Best State for Really Big Game

Alaska has a reputation built around its apex predators, but it's the ungulates we want to highlight here. Moose and caribou are among the largest game animals in North America, and both are huntable in Alaska, both through do-it-yourself and guided hunts.

How rare are moose in Colorado? ›

Approximately 3,000 moose are located throughout the state. Despite their sizeable numbers today and the fact they are native to the Rocky Mountains, moose were nearly absent from Colorado until the late 1970s.

How many moose are in Idaho? ›

Information about hunting moose in Idaho

Hunting for moose in Idaho can take you from the heavily timbered forests of North Idaho to the meandering streams of the Snake River Plain. Fewer than a thousand animals a half a century ago, Idaho's moose are now estimated at 10,000 to 12,000.

How many moose are in Wisconsin? ›

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources estimated that Wisconsin's moose population is about 20 to 40 animals, but varies quite a bit (WDNR 2003a). Currently they are found in the northern counties of Wisconsin.

Is there moose in Florida? ›

Moose Spotted in Naples, Florida.

Where are the most moose located? ›

Currently, most moose occur in Canada, Alaska, New England (with Maine having the most of the lower 48 states), New York State, Fennoscandia, the Baltic states, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation.

Are moose bigger in Alaska or Canada? ›

In North America, the Canada moose subspecies is exceeded in size only by the Alaska-Yukon subspecies. The antlers of Western Canada moose are large and massive. The general color is a rusty brown.

Were there ever moose in California? ›

While moose populations in the United States are concentrated in Alaska and Maine, there are some in the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, but not California.

What is a group of moose called? ›

A male moose is called a bull, a female moose is called a cow, and a young moose is called a calf. A group of moose is called a herd. The plural form of moose is "moose”.


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