Bull Moose Late Rut

by Clint
(Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada)

What are the behaviors of bull moose when its rainy and overcast during late rut?


What is their main food during this time?




Thanks for the questions Clint. In my experience I have observed that Bull moose do change their movement patterns during rainy overcast days. What I have found ids that they will move about later in the mornings and early during the evening hours. It is believed moose find a little more security during this time of weather and will venture out into the openings a little more.

Moose food sources during the late rut are a little out of my realm of knowledge. I will however attempt to find out an answer and will post it once I find out.

Mark

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Moose During Late Rut
by: Mark - Site Owner

I posed the questions from Clint to Dr. Vince Crichton. Below are his answers.

1) What are the behaviors of bull moose when its rainy and overcast during late rut?
Not very vocal but do move around. Called one to the edge of the road today in the rain and fog and got super photos.


2) What is their main food during this time?
Bull moose go off food generally speaking during the rut and this is why they lose so much weight. The one I photoed today was a 2.5 year old and with rut being over for the most part he was taking aspen leaves. Yesterday saw a much larger bull who was tending a cow and when I first saw her at 11:15 she was eating and she laid down at 12:45 and he laid next to her. He did very little eating during the whole time, a nibble here and there.


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