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Old 09-29-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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Someone mentioned this to me after my oldest hit a moose with her car last Sunday.

I've heard in June "the babies" are running about because the bugs drive them batty and they tend to be on the highways more.

But... is this the time of year that our "Maine" Roads are getting moose because they are "Ruttin'?

Thanks for imput.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I don't know but, we did see a very large bull moose standing in the middle of our road yesterday morning. We kept our distance and waited until he decided to wander off.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Yes, the peak of the rut is usually about the 3rd week of September. It is driven by the shortening hours of daylight, but they really don't like to move much when it is too warm. It has been unusally warm this year so it may be a little later this year.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Two bulls fought 200' from me one night last week. I've heard grunting bulls but no cows yet.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Belfast, Maine
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I have the worst luck when it comes to seeing moose...this thread made me think about it....I have been to Jackman and Tomhegan/Rockwood 6 times in the last say 8 our 9 weeks and have seen zero moose...

I'd love to catch two moose fighting.

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I have the worst luck when it comes to seeing moose...this thread made me think about it....I have been to Jackman and Tomhegan/Rockwood 6 times in the last say 8 our 9 weeks and have seen zero moose...

I'd love to catch two moose fighting.

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You won't see many in the middle of the day when it is warm. The best time is right at dawn, for about 30 minutes before sunrise.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Last week, I could pretty much find a certain moose any evening at dusk that I cared to walk about my back wood lot.

He had tracks all over the place too.

He didn't care to get too close to me and neither did I to him.



But.... Had I had a moose permit (I don't hunt) he would have been an easy shot any evening I cared to go for him.

Some years ago, hiking around some of the Public Reserved Land on the north side of Moosehead lake, a cow and I practically walked into each other one evening.

Then there are the several moose I've almost hit around the Rangeley area.

They're all too easy to find if you ask me!
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Out West
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What did the cow do when you and she bumped in to one another? What did you do?
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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I was walking on an over-grown trail while she was standing behind some very tall grass and brush just to the side. We didn't actually touch but came within about 6 feet I'd say.

I froze, spoke to it very softly, and backed up, still facing it. She really didn't do much actually. She just stood there for a minute or more before turning completely away from me and rather casually walking away into taller wooded growth behind her.

I was impressed with her coolness while I myself, I hate to say it, was shaking pretty badly for a minute or so.

This was a summer evening, third or so week in July, just before sunset, if that matters.

Also, clarifying my earlier post....regarding the moose I've almost hit around Rangeley - I was talking about hitting the moose while driving, if that's not clear.

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