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What does the future hold for New York’s moose?

December 11, 2013
By RICHARD GAST , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Moose once inhabited northern New York in great numbers, but as a result of habitat destruction and relentless hunting, they were eliminated during the 19th century. It is widely accepted that the last native Adirondack moose was an 800-pound cow shot near Raquette Lake in 1861. Two attempts at re-establishing a viable population by releasing them in Hamilton County, one in 1894 to 1895 and the other in 1902 to 1903, failed.



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