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NH Fish and Game Presentation- The Survival Story Of Moose in NH

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NH Fish and Game presentation

Have you ever been curious about the elusive Moose that roams the woods of New Hampshire and all of New England?  Then come join us for an exciting presentation by NH Fish Game Warden, Don Allen.  He will cover a brief history of wildlife in NH, the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, moose natural history, research, and management in NH.  A lecture that you wont want to miss you!  Come learn about about these amazing creatures!

Who: Adults, 18+
What: A FREE presentation by  NH Fish and Game Warden
When: April 20th, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center, 66 Brook Road, Amherst
Fee:  FREE but registration is required.

A few Moose Facts
  • Moose are the largest member of the deer family. Some adult moose weigh over 1,000 pounds! These large animals survive by eating just leaves, twigs, and aquatic vegetation. Often seen near water, moose are skilled swimmers, and can even dive.
  • Moose are big. An adult moose, averaging 1,000 pounds and standing 6 feet at the shoulder, is the largest land mammal in New Hampshire. Bulls and cows have different coloration patterns. Bulls have a dark brown or black muzzle, while the cows’ face is light brown. Cows also have a white patch of fur just beneath their tail.
  • Moose are herbivores, browsing on the twigs and leaves of woody vegetation such as aspen, maple, birch, and willow. In summer, aquatic vegetation is often part of their diet. Moose consume 25-45 pounds of vegetation per day.
  • Since colonial times, widespread moose in New Hampshire are a relatively recent development. In the mid-1800s, fewer than 15 moose existed in New Hampshire due to habitat loss brought on by the clearing of forests for agriculture. Eventually, abandoned farmlands and changes in forest practices in the late 20th century created a mosaic of mature and young forests that restored moose habitat.

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