17 May Moose in Maine
Maine Moose Watching Facts and
Moose Information for Moosehead Lake Region
One of the best places to see a moose is in the Moosehead Lake Region. In Greenville, Maine the Moose outnumber the people 3:1. Best time to of moose watching is in the early morning or evening time before sunset. May and June are prime moose watching months, although they can be seen throughout all the seasons. To increase your chance of sighting up close, book wildlife watching tour in Greenville, Maine.
There is nothing more rewarding and exciting when you see them roam free in The Maine Woods.
- You can tell age of moose by teeth they pull from managed hunt
- They are typically solitary animals
- Female is called a cow
- A baby is called a calf
- Males are called a bull
- Maine Moose eat 30-50 lbs of food a day in summer
- They eat vegetation called horsetail and other aquatic vegetation
- Also known as twig eaters – Birches, Cherries, Willows and Maples 1 inch in diameter – Peel bark off
- Moose move relocate for food, as land use changes, clear cuts forestry areas
- Female cow first year will have single calf – Beware when watching with calves
- Older female have 2 calves then 3 calves – twins
- Quadruplets – 4 calves is rare
- Maine Watching Habitat – likes new growth hardwoods and balsam fir
- The antlers have blood supply that coats them with velvet in the spring
- Once in full velvet, blood supply stops, they rub off the velvet and the antlers harden
- Main purpose of antlers is for mating season
- Fall Mating season called the rut
- Rut is typically mid September to first of October
- Antlers shed in December and January
- Males are darker with a lighter nose
- White or Ghost Moose occurs from hair loss rubbing, broken hair grows in white
- Hair under chin is called a Bell – Shapes and sizes differ
- Antlers are high in protein, animals eat them
- Moose can run 35 mph – Don’t try to out run them.
- They are also great swimmers. They can swim 6mph.