quote walllee: "Saw a huge Bull today about 20 miles south of Superior today in a clearing along highway 53. Is this common ? I have never seen one that far south in 45 years. " Saw one just north of two harbors a few years ago right on 61, stopped traffic big time.
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Actually, they are a semi-regular visitor to our area of North central WI. Seems like one or 2 year show up. My sis saw one a few years ago east of Eagle River while canoeing(a cow), another friend saw 2 bulls in the same general area. Most of our sightings are in that area of eastern Forest County, which makes me think a few must live there.
Years ago there was one sighted here in S Central Mn. It walked through the land I was deer hunting on and the kid who lived on the farm showed me the tracks in the mud. Definately a moose. Sometimes they wander wy out of their range.
A) They occasionally wander far beyond their "normal" and breeding range. B) I've been under the impression that they exist further south in Wisconsin than they do in Minnesota - I'm guessing because it's harder to migrate north with Lake Superior in the way.
quote mr.barley: "Years ago there was one sighted here in S Central Mn. It walked through the land I was deer hunting on and the kid who lived on the farm showed me the tracks in the mud. Definately a moose. Sometimes they wander wy out of their range."
I think that was the brain worm guy =( A bull moose down by St. Cloud.
I live a few miles inland from Two Harbors, MN, and see moose occasionally in our yard, passing through. I would say we're near the southern edge of the NE Minnesota moose range. I would guess that the VAST majority of moose seen south of Duluth or in NW Wisconsin, are wandering because of a brain worm infection, soon to be dead.
I've heard of moose wandering as far south as Iowa.
Isn't there a population of moose in the UP of Michigan? The moose in Wisconsin probably are coming from there. In the late 70's we had a moose in Esko west of Duluth. In the mid 70's I recall seeing moose twice when we lived near bemidji. About three years ago there was a crazed moose walking down I 494 on the west side of the twin cities.
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