Nevada has moose now, and they’re dangerous
USA TODAY Network RENO, NEV. Add “moose attack” to the list of hazards in the Nevada backcountry.
The state’s northern reaches appear to be home to a small but growing number of the gangly ungulates, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The increased number of sightings suggests moose are no longer just visiting the Silver State and are putting down roots.
“It’s time we start talking about moose in Nevada,” said Kari Huebner, an NDOW biologist. “We’re starting to get enough sightings that we think we actually have a population here.”
The department also wants people to know that moose can be dangerous and that anyone who sees one in the wild should view it from a safe distance.
“They just get real aggressive, more so than the other wildlife we are used to in Nevada,” Huebner said.
Nevada moose sightings in recent years have been concentrated in Elko and northern Humboldt counties.
And the sightings have included bulls, cows and calves, suggesting they’re establishing a population.