Below is a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. An archery hunter injured by a moose in the Trap Creek area of Larimer County …
Same! I ran smack into a bear on Monday morning hiking into hunt elk. He stood up in the waist high brush huffed at me and took off like a shot. It made me feel froggy for a second but he blasted away so fast I didn’t care after that and just kept on.Personally, I'd rather run into a bear or cougar than a bull moose this time of year.
Years ago we had a bull just off the side of the road on the archery hunt. It was well after shooting hours and we were heading back home when we saw him. He was maybe 10 yards beside us, my wife leaned out with her phone and took a picture. At the flash that moose immediately charged the truck. Head lights didnt seem to bother it, but that blinding flash really did. Got some blurry pictures as he came right up to the truck (Wife was hollaring as she thought it was going to come through the window). The moose stopped inches from ramming us, then crashed through the brush going around the back of the truck.I'm wondering if the bright headlamp in their face spooks them. I have no other explanation as to why they took off so fast and didn't stomp me first.
Has anyone else had this type of run-in with a moose where they seemed to be spooked by headlamp?