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"Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti..." Moose attacks are common in North America. This is largely due to population numbers (you'll see more moose than bear) as much as people's lack of understanding of the risk. People will approach them, attempt to pet them, etc. If left alone, moose will ordinarily leave you alone. However, they can be ...


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Moose–Vehicle Collisions From Fatal Car to Moose Collisions: In Sweden, the number of moose vehicle collisions (MVCs) were 5874 in 2016 (Nationella Viltolycksrådet 2015). During the last 10 years in average 5 [human] fatalities occur annually due to MVCs in Sweden. To put this in proportion, see Sweden Sverige (emphasis added): There are approximately 350,...


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Having been around moose before, I would say that is would have been better to either stop and wait for the moose to leave or swing in a wide loop around the moose. In some areas like Grand Teton National Park, it is illegal to approach closer than 25 yards and you can be given a ticket. I have never seen moose act aggressively towards a human, but I ...


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I've encountered moose on several occasions. The first was when I was a boy while walking through the woods on the way to school, I was on the trail through the woods that connected to the upper part of town when I came up behind a big moose. I stopped, backed away slow, then as nonchalantly as possible turned my back to the moose and walked away. When I got ...


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First of all, if you're closer than 30 metres, then you're too close, get a telephoto lens and shoot from far away. If you want to see a moose, then the absolute best way to get a good look is to learn how to hunt the animal. Hunters spend countless hours, days, and sometimes weeks tracking their game before hunting season even starts. They are experts ...


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Ideally you would want the moose, or whatever wildlife you're photographing, to not even know you are there. Some ways to achieve this: Have an appropriate telephoto lens so that you can keep your distance from the subject. Be still and patient so that the wildlife does not see any movement. Camouflage clothing and staying downwind may also help keep you ...


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This comes from more of a personal experience side of things, rather than a statistics point of view. See the other answers if you are looking for the actual numbers. Being a Swede, and telling just from the number of people I know have hit moose with a car, that figure might very well be correct. Moose are very common in Sweden (seeing as the country is ...


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Here in Fairbanks, Alaska, moose encounters are pretty common. Your husband and the moose handled it the way most experienced people and moose around here would... cautiously but confidently. Sometimes they won't move off the trail unless you communicate your intention by getting closer. Moose will not usually become aggressive unless you do something to ...


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To address the follow-up, Sweden has four species of large carnivore: wolf, wolverine, brown bear and lynx. The first three are all willing to scavenge, as are some birds, and of course humans (plenty of people eat fresh roadkill). In other countries large roadkill is used as food for bears and zoo animals, though I can't find a solid source for Sweden. ...


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Mechanical broadheads can be nice in windier conditions because they have less profile in flight to catch the cross breeze and destroy the arrow alignment. Fixed, machined, broadheads like a G5 Montec, maintain more structural integrity as they bounce off bone and rip through an animal. I can control for decreased accuracy by passing up a shot or moving ...


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The biggest distinguishers of moose scat from elk and deer are size and color. Moose scat is significantly bigger than either deer or elk scat around the size of a very large grape and usually reddish brown instead of black like deer or elk. Notice both the size in comparison to the boot tracks and the reddish color, Image source For comparison elk scat, ...


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It doesn't really matter. The recovery rate of mechanical broadheads is a little bit higher but negligible since the rates are overall extremely good (82 % fixed vs 91 % mechanical). So, if you are used to mechanical broadheads and can afford them, I would recommend to go with them. If you aren't used to them (normally shooting with fixed broadheads), I ...


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You need to meet the minimum requirement in the hunting regulations. A crossbow has a different minimum poundage than a recurve for example. Go as high a poundage without sacrificing accuracy.


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