News March 29, 2021

Moose loose

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Wyoming Game and Fish officials are asking residents in Jackson and surrounding communities to be aware and show patience with moose and other wildlife that are currently showing up in developed areas.

The Jackson Game and Fish office has received a number of calls from concerned citizens about moose and other wildlife in residential areas, prompting them to offer advice on how to avoid problems with these animals. Wildlife officials are asking residents to be wary and exhibit patience when encountering wildlife, but also understand these animals, such as moose, can be potentially dangerous.

South Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash says residents should be especially watchful during times of low light since moose can be difficult to see at night. If there is a moose in your yard or nearby, view it or photograph it from a distance. And once again, residents are warned, do not feed wildlife.

Game and Fish officials are also asking area motorists to be watchful and exhibit patience to avoid collisions with wildlife. Lash says, “We really need to slow down and give ourselves plenty of braking distance, especially on potentially slick roads.”