not a moose problem, moose is a treat for some people
and legally, you can only hunt one a year, IF you can get a license, and you have to hunt in a specific part of the island. At least I think that's how it was, my dad would drive like 6 hours and spend a couple days with a friend on the Northern Peninsula to get his moose.
honestly the biggest problem with moose is the the highway. There are car accidents so often. Any number of factors, but the long and the short, if a car (sedan... 2 door, 4 door...) hits a moose, the driver and front passenger are bound to die. Hit the moose, the legs break, it tumbles onto the hood and windshield. That can be 400+ pounds that hit at who knows what speed. Think of it as hitting a cow on taller legs.
EDIT: from wikipedia
Males (or "bulls") weigh 380–700 kg (840–1,500 lb) and females (or "cows") typically weigh 200–360 kg (440–790 lb)
Death, spinal injuries, brain injuries, all quite common. The only ones who are likely to be unhurt are truck drivers (driving 18 wheelers). My mothers friend is one, and last year he hit a moose. He was a bit shaken up but fine. The front of his truck was a mess, the impression of the antlers were prominent. The damage was 30k.
Last edited by Silverfang; 09-11-2012 at 12:40 AM.
I can believe it. Up in the mountains, we have a similar but not quite so large-scale problem with deer, especially big bucks. I can only imagine how it must be to hit a moose. o.O Now I'm all scared for you and Laki. Be safe on the highway!!!!!