The moose hasn’t been seen for more than a week, so a boating ban at the Bridgeport State Recreation Area has been lifted.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission banned boating at Bridgeport, located in the Panhandle, when a moose was spotted May 15th.
Game and Parks says the moose posed a danger to boaters.
The moose was first observed on the island in Center Lake as well as in the park. The moose swam back and forth between the island and the shore.
Game and Parks officials became concerned, because Center Lake has several narrow areas between the island and the short and they worried the moose could surprise boaters and fishermen in perhaps a dangerous encounter.
Game and Parks says it enacted the ban to protect both the public and the moose.
The last confirmed sighting of the moose was last week, on June 4th. The ban could be enacted again if the moose returns.
Signs remain in place warning that moose should not be approached and have been known to become aggressive toward people and pets.
If you see a moose, report the sighting to local police or Game and Parks.