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Moose at Gros Ventre
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:06:37 PM »
Moose invaded our campsite at Gros Ventre in Grand Tetons National Park this morning.
We also had probably 10 of the moose paparazzi!
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 05:08:31 PM »
Nice!  They must have been in hiding waiting for you when we were there.  Very nice campground we loved it!
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 05:26:30 PM »
It is the time of year when they bugle. It is moose mating season. Cool photos, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 05:42:12 PM »
Wow, what a photo op!  I wondered if it was close to mating season.  They were looking quite romantic.  ;D

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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 05:56:46 PM »
Male and female moose never hang out together except during mating season. The rest of the year the female is usually accompanied by her latest offspring.
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 10:04:34 PM »
This guy had several gals hanging around.  We were able to just watch them right out the window and the best part was watching all the people running around them.   
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 10:45:25 AM »
Great photos!  You should see plenty of bison there as well. Campground is often full of both breeds, especially this time of year. We once had to wait for a couple hours for a bison herd to move off the Gros Ventre entrance road. One bull decided to take a nap in the middle of the road!
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 05:25:11 PM »
Bison and Moose are all over the place. But generally you need a decent telephoto lens to get good pictures. These were as close as I wanted to be to them and I didn't even need much of my 8x zoom.
We've seen Bison, Moose and Bears in the 2 days we've been here. Didn't have my camera ready for the bears but they were right by the road. Stupid people were getting out of the cars and approaching them.
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 11:43:24 PM »
Those are great photos.  We saw two females at the front gate early in the morning one day and the lady in the office said there are moose around all the time.  It is one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in, a little bit more expensive than we expected but we had electricity at least and a great site in the A loop.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your time there, the Tetons are wonderful.   ;D
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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2016, 11:53:06 PM »
Thanks for sharing the great pics.  They were one of the animals we had hoped to see when we went to Yellowstone in May, that eluded us.  Hope we get to cross paths again soon.  We really miss seeing you guys.

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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 12:03:37 AM »
I am so jealous!!  We were there 2 years ago in Sept and hunted high and low for a dang moose.  We saw several bear but no moose. 
Maybe next time :(

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Re: Moose at Gros Ventre
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 12:37:12 AM »
I am so jealous!!  We were there 2 years ago in Sept and hunted high and low for a dang moose.  We saw several bear but no moose. 
Maybe next time :(

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We also saw some at Blacktail ponds overlook, park up and walk over to the viewpoint, there was a mum and calf just below us in the willow and we saw some across the river.  Went at different times of the day, had to use our binoculars though.  Good luck for next time.
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