Sightings in Maine
"We spent May 20-24 at Baxter State Park. During the visit we saw a total of four moose, one back along a trail, another galloping along the park road. Our best sightings were in Stump Pond just past the Togue Pond Gate where a young male was feeding. The park has set up a nice viewing area there, so I assume that moose are regular visitors to that spot. Another day we were hiking a trail near Tracy Pond when we came across a bull moose feeding. We stood back and watched him for about 10 minutes before he wandered off (first stopping to provide a terrific photo op in front of Mt. Katahdin). Elisa."
"Well I had my first "Golden Road" moose sighting of the year last Sunday. I have traveled up and down the Golden Road here in Maine for the past three years, looking for moose to snap pics of. After seeing one on the Interstate a couple of weeks ago, I figured it was about time they were out again. So Sunday morning, 5 a.m., my wife and I drove up the Golden Road from Millinocket, to just about a mile past the Abol Bridge, and didn't see anything but five piles of—ummmm—moose droppings. I kid you not. I joked with my wife about it, and we decided to head back.
Right at River Pond, my wife frantically gestured, and I looked over to see a moose across the pond, in the water. SCREECH went my brakes, and we pulled over and parked, jumped out of my Jeep and began snapping pics. After a while, it went into the woods, and I told my wife to wait a bit, maybe it would come back out onto the road. Looking way up the road, I saw one cross, so we hopped in the Jeep and drove up there, but we couldn't spot anything. I glanced back down to where we had just left, and noticed it just sitting there so I drove back down.
The moose we had previously been taking pics of, was now about 15 feet from the road, still in the water, munching on aquatic plants. Again, I jumped back out of my Jeep, and snapped about 60 pics of this handsome moose. It could have cared less I was there; it just went on walking around, munching and drinking water. Had my wife not had to work in town in about an hour, I would have stayed there all morning! I can't wait to head back up there this weekend to see if any more are out and about! Mark."
"One day I went to a place called Deer Hill Bog in Stoneham hoping to see a big bull moose. As I looked out over the bog I saw a moose but noticed it was a female. As I was getting ready to leave I saw something move behind the female moose. It was a little calf. The little calf put on quite a show while its mother ate. Lynda."
"Here is a photo of a young moose in my yard this morning. It came strolling into my yard in Steuben at 11:00 am. It wandered around for a bit before going into the deep brush between my yard and the blueberry barrens. Liz."
"I have enjoyed your Web site, especially the wonderful photos of moose! It has been a wish of mine for the last several years to "see" a moose in its wonderful habitat. My wish came true after booking a moose safari with a guide in Maine. I vacation in Maine each year (live in Indiana), but had never strayed away from the beach to enjoy the fabulous forests and lakes...all moose habitat! This past June, I saw 11 moose in a day including a calf and cow! West Branch Pond (Greenville, Maine) was a moose retreat and the view from the canoe was spectacular!
One of the photos I would like to share is of a young moose. It's looking at the camera as if saying, "Yes, I see you"!
The other photo is of another young moose that was feeding at the pond's edge.
Thanks for the wonderful collection of photos, educational information, moose items, etc. that Mooseworld shares! Sincerely, Desiree."
"I saw Sarah's report about 43 moose sightings in the Moosehead Lakeregion, and I'm not at all surprised. I have been a lover of moose since I was a young child, and had never seen one up close at all until these past few Spring months after first visiting the Moosehead Lake region. On Route 201,from around Skowhegan and Jackman to Greenville, and from Greenville to Kokadjo, is where I have recently spotted about 30 moose.
This picture was taken on Lily Bay Road, where a crowd had gathered to watch a mother moose drink from a puddle, while her twin babies stayed close. A few cars had scared them back into the woods, but after noticing that their mother stayed firm and calm, they creeped back to the roadside. Thanks! Tamara."
"My wife and I were married in Door County in our home state of Wisconsin. We both decided we wanted to go to Maine to visit Acadia National Park, but mainly to go out to see a moose. After heading up the coast, we headed to Jackman in the northwest corner of the state. My wife said she was not leaving the state until I could show her a wild moose. We spent that evening driving the backroads in the area looking for any signs of the great animal. The next morning we woke early before first light to make our way up the highway to look for moose. We made it about 10 minutes down highway 201, when we saw them. There crossing the road were two female and two "baby" moose. What a great sight! We watched them feed about 30 yards off the road for the next 45 minutes. We took some great photos and had the time of our life. What a great ending to our honeymoon! This fall we are headed to Yellowstone, Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. We are on another moose quest.
"On my last two trips to Moosehead Lake, I managed to get a pix of a bull in Spectacle Pond from Rt. 15. I was driving by the pond when I saw the bull in the water so I slowed down, turned around and grabbed my one-time camera from the console. As I jumped out the bull had already moved out of the pond and was heading into the woods, but I was lucky enough to catch him in the clear with my only picture. Saw two other large bulls and two cows on that trip, but no chance to get pix.
On the second trip in early November I was in the same area of Rt. 15 when a vehicle southbound flashed the lights to alert me and I saw a large cow in the grassy ditch on my side of the road. I stopped beyond her and then got out and started taking pictures from the road. She was used to traffic and I was able to get pix from the pavement and then, as she continued browsing, I was able to angle across the shoulder ditch and get close to the woods. With the snow cover she shows up quite well. Some moose in this area see people taking their picture and get quite used to it. A deep woods moose would never let you get this close. She showed no concern and was still browsing when I left. Saw four other moose on that trip including a cow and yearling at about 25 feet—no camera, so no pix. Robert."