Concord, NH, Oct 27, 2010 — Moose populations are on the rise. They're well established in northern New England. Seeing a moose is nothing new in Maine - about 29,000 moose there last year. Or New Hampshire - 6,000 moose. Or even Vermont - home to some 3500 moose.
Now moose are more and more common in New York - 500 to 800 moose -- and in Massachusetts and Connecticut as well.
Although some people are delighted by the occasional moose sighting, as their numbers increase these large animals pose a growing danger on the roadways. Maine records 600 to 700 vehicles collisions with moose every year. And moose-car collisions can be deadly, for humans and the moose.
Northern states have launched educational programs to try to reduce moose-car collisions. New Hampshire, in particular, may have something to teach the rest of the region. As part of a reporting collaboration with Northeast stations, Shannon Mullen has more. Go to full article