Fairbanks area - Tanana Flats, Central Alaska Range (GMU 20A): About 30 percent of the entire Alaska moose harvest takes place around Fairbanks in three subunits of Game Management Unit 20, GMUs 20A, 20B and 20D. Often moose don't survive a collision, and people can be killed or severely injured. A well-fed bull (male) Alaskan moose can weigh upward of 1,600 pounds and have a hoof-to-shoulder height of seven feet! Its antlers are 8 ft long and weigh 75 pounds each. To lower the chance of food-related attacks, Alaska has made moose feeding a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $10,000 fine. Since the Alaskan moose population can exceed 175,000, you may run across one accidentally at a campsite, on a trail or even in your own backyard. The largest moose specimens are found in Alaska and eastern Siberia; there bulls weigh 600 kg (1,300 pounds) and stand 2 metres (7 feet) tall at the shoulder. One could emerge on the way back too. Moose. Alaska Moose Alaska has an estimated 200,000 moose. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game launched an ambitious experiment to see if the city's love of -- or at least fascination with -- urban moose could be put to scientific use. It is a giant living in Alaska. How prevalent are moose-vehicle collisions in Alaska? Not all collisions are reported, but it is likely that more than 800 vehicle accidents are caused by moose collisions each year. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-On Thursday, 22 August, Matt Sanders and his 3-year-old son were walking in Kincaid Park, in Anchorage, Alaska. Or, also possible is that predators come across the young moose. In the 1970s, moose numbers in the area immediately south of Fairbanks were a fraction of what they are today. In some cases, the fate of a moose in unknown because it disappears soon after the accident. In both areas, drivers run risks of hitting one with a motor vehicle. If you get down to ecoregion and smaller scales there are some regions in Alaska with very low moose population densities and low recruitment, and other regions with higher densities and good recruitment. Alaska moose inhabit boreal forests and mixed deciduous forests throughout most of Alaska and most of Western Yukon. General Description: Moose are long-legged and heavy bodied with a drooping nose, a “bell” or dewlap under the chin, and a small tail. Alaska is “approaching 200,000 moose and growing,” as warming temperatures have enabled shrubs, which the moose feed upon, to expand northward, says … The world's biggest moose weighed nearly 1850 pounds and stood a little over 10 ft tall. A full-grown bull with its tremendous antlers ( about 23kg, 2m wide) is the largest wild animal in North America. The smallest moose are found in its southernmost populations in Wyoming and Manchuria, where large bulls weigh 300–350 kg (660–770 pounds). Their color ranges from golden brown to almost black, depending upon the season and the age of the animal. Moose attacks are rarely fatal for humans, so generally one or fewer people die each year from moose. Alaska is an extremely large area over which to make general statements about moose population condition and trend. Moose are generally associated with northern forests in North America, Europe, and Russia. The Alaska or Yukon Moose is the biggest sub-species. Moose generally prefer to avoid humans, but sometimes attack if they feel threatened. The moose is the world’s largest member of the deer family. In Boreal areas moose are more solitary and may venture off on there own. Cow moose seldom abandon their calves. Alaskan moose, who are the largest member of the deer family, are also the largest moose in the world. Alaska’s frontier is enormous and so are some of the animals who call it home. Alaska, which is four times the size but much farther north, has estimated moose population of 150,000 to 200,000. Even after a calves death a cow moose will vigorously defend her offspring.