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Where to Spot a North American Moose

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The North American Moose (Alces americanus) is one of the stateliest creatures on Earth. With its unique fan-shaped antlers and blunt, sweet face, the moose is a sight to behold amidst its natural habitat. That’s not to say you should try to pet it, of course, but still … it’s fun to get up close and personal with this majestic mammal.

But how? Where can you spot a moose these days? And what’s the best way to get there? Here’s a quick breakdown of how to plan a moose sighting.

Come Visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton

These two national parks are crown jewels of the West. With vast stretches of wildlands, the parks give safe passage not only to birds, fish, and small mammals but to larger predator and prey animals. Among these are the North American Moose, which travel up and down these corridors throughout the year. So, first step in a moose sighting? Book your trip to Jackson Hole.

Book a Day Trip

Once you’re in the area, it’s time to get out in nature. Think ATV or van tours that get you way out in the wild, where you can spot a moose. Think day trips that take you through Elk Refuge, Antelope Flats and sweeping swaths of the Grand Teton backcountry. Make sure to book from a reputable tour company that has the right licensing and knows the best sighting areas.

Come Prepared for a Sighting

You never want to show up to a moose sighting without a camera! On your day trip, bring a camera and keep it at the ready. Even if you don’t catch a moose, you’ll still see other wildlife, such as eagles, antelopes and maybe even bears.

Ready to learn more about Scenic Safari trips and increase your chances of a moose sighting? We invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about our tours and book a tour. Be sure to get on it, though, because spots fill up fast and we don’t want you to miss out. So pick up the phone, give us a call and set your alarm for moose o’clock!