Department of Environmental Conservation tracking wild moose throughout NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation says they’ve put trafficking devices on wild moose and cows in the Capital District.

Nine additional cow moose were recently captured, collared and released as part of a multi-year moose study. There are now a total of 21 moose, including 18 cows, fitted with GPS and radio collars. Their locations are monitored weekly.

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The DEC wildlife staff also flew helicopter survey flights throughout the ‪Adirondacks to locate and observe moose. Some of the photos from the flight can be seen below.

In 2015, more than 165 moose sightings were reported by the public.

The map indicates the towns in which moose were reported.

DEC encourages people to continue to submit moose sightings and moose sign, (tracks, scat and scrapings) using this form: http://bit.ly/1alJn5S.

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