A helpful reminder from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: don’t shoot the moose.
It’s not as farfetched as you might imagine. There have been some moose sightings in the Panhandle in recent months.
Game and Parks urges elk hunters this fall to be certain of that target before taking the shot.
While many might believe it would be hard to confuse moose with elk, in the heat of the hunt, out in the wild, it could be difficult at first blush to distinguish between the two.
Game and Parks says moose have occasionally been reported at locations from the western edge of the Panhandle eastward to Bridgeport and Sidney, and now farther north. The latest moose sighting occurred early this week; a young bull near Crawford in the northwest corner of Nebraska.
One other warning: keep your distance from moose.
Some moose have been known to become aggressive, according to Game and Parks.