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Old 08-18-2016, 04:58 PM
 
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I used to vacation and fish in Colorado in the 1960's, and if I remember correctly, there were no moose. Were they introduced by the wildlife dept., or did the animals just wander down from the north on their own?
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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Both.
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Moose on move, multiplying in Colorado as herds decline elsewhere – The Denver Post
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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There's moose on the Grand Mesa near me, and last year I saw one wandering near Montrose. There was a sign (before someone stole it) up near Chimney Rock (near Ridgway) that said "Attention Elk hunters, there are Moose in the area. Do NOT shoot the Moose".

Anyway, there ya go.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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There's moose on the Grand Mesa near me, and last year I saw one wandering near Montrose. There was a sign (before someone stole it) up near Chimney Rock (near Ridgway) that said "Attention Elk hunters, there are Moose in the area. Do NOT shoot the Moose".

Anyway, there ya go.
Yeppirs, I've seen them up on the Mesa near Vega Reservoir. And I saw one a couple miles north of Miramonte Reservoir, which is 17 miles south of Norwood. That was last year.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:16 AM
 
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A few years ago I saw a cow moose when I was elk hunting over near Redstone. I told a Division of Wildlife guy I knew about it and he said it was one of the moose that had been transplanted up onto Grand Mesa and it had wandered clear over there. That's a straight line distance of about 40 miles.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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This is a good link. I have a hard time believing a moose can run 50mph, though. My Jeep won't even go that fast.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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I've seen a moose northwest of Boulder near Brainerd Lake and just a couple of weeks ago saw a big bull moose while I was riding the gondola at Breckenridge!
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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This is a good link. I have a hard time believing a moose can run 50mph, though. My Jeep won't even go that fast.
Yeah I think it should have been 50 km/HR
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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There was a reintroduction program back in the late 1970s. It has been very successful. You can read about it here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Wi...nFactSheet.pdf
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