Moose Cow Running Calf Away During the Rut

Moose Cow Running Calf Away During the Rut

This Moose Calf was gone the very next day. Moose calves will stay with their Mother at least until breeding season in their second year of growth. Once estrus starts during Moose rutting season, a moose cow will often chase away her Young Bull Calf in it's second year, while Female moose Calves may stay with or near their mothers for a several years. Moose mothers typically do not chase female calves away; rather they will eventually wander away but almost always stay near their home territory. Sorry for some blur and darkness(it was late).. these were not ideal conditions and we wanted to give lots of room.
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