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Moose/Moose

Moose/Moose

Scientific name: Alces alces

Subspecies: Alces a. gigas: Alaska (USA), western Yukon, northern British Columbia (Canada), Alces a. americana: Central Ontario, Newfoundland (Canada), Maine (USA), Alces a. shirasi: Southern Alberta (Canada), Idaho, Wyoming, Montana (USA).

Distribution: see subspecies

Habitat: Open, often already tundra-like landscapes in the north, forests with swamps and lakes further south.

Description: Largest species of deer with a characteristic appearance. Body weight up to 800 kilograms, shoulder height up to 2.30 meters, body length 3.50 meters. Dark black-brown cover, lighter legs, rose bushes of the antlers sit on the side of the skull. Antlers often broadened like a shovel, often divided into front and main shovel, numerous ends on the outer edge of the shovel, strongly overhanging upper lip, deer with a clearly pronounced throat pouch.

Hunting methods: Stalking, call hunting during the rut, raised hide, from horseback.

Hunting Opportunities: Throughout range. No special species protection.

Moose/Mosses (Asia)

Scientific name: Alces alces

Subspecies: The species inhabits the forest and z. T. Northern Hemisphere tundra belt. Of the 8 subspecies described, 4 live in the Holarctic-Asiatic region:

1. European moose (Alces a. alces): West Siberia from the Urals to the Yenisei, (Europe).

2. East Siberian or Yakutian moose (Alces a. pfizenmayeri): From the Yenisei east through East Siberia, south to the Stanovoi Mountains.

3. Kamchatka moose (Alces a. buturlini): Russia: Eastern Eastern Siberia between the Indigirka and Anadyr rivers, Kamchatka. (It has only recently been listed as a separate subspecies and before that belonged to pfizenmayeri).

4. Ussurian elk (Alces a. cameloides): Amur-Ussuri region, northern Mongolia, northern Manchuria, north to Stanovoi Mountains.

Distribution: see subspecies

Habitat: Open, often already tundra-like landscapes in the north, forests with swamps and lakes further south.

Description: Largest species of deer with a characteristic appearance. Body weight up to 800 kilograms, shoulder height up to 2.30 meters, body length 3.50 meters. Dark black-brown cover, lighter legs, rose bushes of the antlers sit on the side of the skull. Antlers often broadened like a shovel, often divided into front and main shovel, numerous ends on the outer edge of the shovel, strongly overhanging upper lip, deer with a clearly pronounced throat pouch. Antler weights up to 42.5 kilograms!

Hunting methods: Stalking, call hunting during the rut, raised hide, from horseback.

Hunting Opportunities: Throughout range.

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