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Keep in mind that moose have terrible eyesight but an excellent sense of smell and hearing. If you have a choice of which general direction you can hike then take note of the prevailing wind and try to walk into the wind. Walk slowly with no talking and stop frequently to listen. When they are moving you can often hear them. If it appears one is looking at you and you stay perfectly still, most likely it can't actually see you. This can be dangerous if it is a cow with calf.
I have a personal theory that some moose (more than the normal amount) would hang out near Rock Harbor (and Windigo) during earlier years when the wolves were more predatory than now, with the reason being that they learned or could sense the relative absence of danger.
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Your theory is backed by conversations I've had with both Rolf and some rangers that indicated they noticed some cows would routinely come to the more inhabited areas during calving season because the wolves didn't tend to come into those areas. It's similar to the practice that once a calf is old enough, the mom will also swim them out to one of the islands for browsing where there are no wolves during the summer.Midwest Ed wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:44 pmI have a personal theory that some moose (more than the normal amount) would hang out near Rock Harbor (and Windigo) during earlier years when the wolves were more predatory than now, with the reason being that they learned or could sense the relative absence of danger.
Thanks dcclark!dcclark wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:49 pmI was once sitting in the Greenstone Grill (in Rock Harbor) and watched a moose walk down the paved path in front of it, so you can see a moose anywhere. It's more about time of day and time of year. If you get up early (think sunrise) and check out swampy areas and dense undergrowth, you'll have a great chance to see a moose. Lots of those within easy walking distance of Rock Harbor. Scoville Point (again, along Rock Harbor) has some good moosey spots too. Go later in the fall when the rut is on, and you'll see even more.