Sightings in New Hampshire
"My daughter and I went camping in northern New Hampshire. We stayed at Lake Francis State Park in Pittsburg. Most of our moose sightings were along Rt. 3, known as "Moose Alley." We hiked Maggaloway Mountain and saw many moose prints at the base of the mountain trail, but we could not find any moose. In all, we saw 25 moose in our four day stay. Needless to say, it was our best camping trip to date—thanks to the moose. We kept our distance from the moose; all pictures were taken with a 100-300mm zoom lens. Thanks and keep up the good work. The site is awesome. Kevin and Sarah."
"We took these photos of a mother and her baby while traveling up route 302 in the twin mountain area this past week. We were practically able to drive right up to them. It is the first ever moose sighting for me. We live in Massachusetts and were vacationing. Mike."
"We spent the four days before Memorial Day in Errol around the Magalloway River and Lake Umbagog. In three days we saw 24 moose. Two of the sightings occurred while we were walking through the trails of the Lake Umbagog Wildlife Refuge. One bull moose walked onto the trail just ahead of us. He watched us for a moment then went about browsing the grass for about five minutes before he went on his way. It really becomes evident how large these animals are when you are alone with them a mile back in the woods. (We maintained a minimum 30 ft distance from him for obvious safety reasons).
The other interesting series of encounters we had were with a pair of bulls that we saw in their wallow three evenings in a row. We have done enough reading and moose watching over the past few years to know it was a little unusual for two males to be still paired from the winter. Once we returned home and I downloaded the images, I found what might be the reason why—one of the bulls appears to have an eye injury. It shows clearly in his solo photo but also appears in the paired shots as well. He seems to be a big healthy guy in spite of it. Happy Moosing! Elisa."
"Success Loop in Berlin was a short stretch of road that had four bogs along the way. Many generations of moose spent spring, summer, and fall in the area. Moose watching was a daily event with people from all over the country coming to see and photograph the moose In 2007 the bogs were destroyed by the government to build a federal prison. This spring the moose have returned to see their home in ruins. The moose are used to people. Some of the men working on building the prison say the moose just wander around. There is a chain link fence at the entrance and exit of the moose area of Success Loop to keep out the people who just want to watch and photograph the moose. My photos above were taken at Success Loop in happier days. Lynda."
"I was browsing through the recent sightings and noticed that other than Alaska, I didn't see alot of "moose in snow" photos, so I thought you might like a sighting report and photo taken last week in Lincoln. This photo was taken in the late afternoon along Rt 112 (the Kancamagus Highway) about 3 miles east of Lincoln. She was browsing the brush in the woods. It's one of our few winter-time sightings. Elisa."
Here is a bull we encountered on Mt. Magalloway. We had just gotten back to the trailhead after hiking to the top of the mountain. The trailhead is about eight miles back along logging roads. I looked up to see the bull emerging from the woods and feeding along the edge. He was about 25 feet from us and continued to feed for about 10 minutes while we watched. He then slowly walked along the logging road and onto area of the woods making a quiet woofing noise. Great experience for us, especially being so far back into the woods.
"I saw this moose today on York Pond Road on the way to the Berlin fish hatchery. Holly."
"Here is a moose spotted in Peterborough. Local experts say he/she's about 700 pounds and two years old. S/he seems rather placid and unassuming to me, a very nice moose. Yours in moose appreciation, Elizabeth."