Very true, Mike! The wonders that you encounter are directly proportional to the time you spend in the wilderness, or even out of doors. Last evening I walked just up the road a little from my house and got to watch a dozen elk grazing on a grassy shelf across the river. They would not have been seen from inside.
I was just reading that our moose population is falling due to the explosion of ticks caused by our suddenly mild winters. Between ticks and a fatal brain disease, New Hampshire moose are having a tough time of it,
That’s sad news! I wonder how they are doing farther to the north?
Development and the influx of people and homes, fishermen beating the streams to death with their lures and kids splashing in the waters have removed moose from several drainages where I remember they were plentiful 60 years ago. In the wilderness places and the less populated forests in the northwestern part of Montana though they still flourish, thank Goodness!
Hi Montucky, What a treat to see Moose. I have seen Moose twice. Once when I was in Yellowstone National Park many years ago, and once, fleetingly, in Alaska a few years ago. You lucked out to see these up close. Have a great coming week!