MOVEMENTS AND SEASONAL HOME RANGES OF BULL MOOSE IN A PIONEERING ADIRONDACK POPULATION
Seasonal movements and home range size of 4 adult male moose in a pioneering population in northern New York State were examined. Average rate of movements varied significantly (P < 0.001) among years, seasons within years, and individuals. Mean rate of movement during summer was 0.4 km/day, while mean rate of movement during winter was 0.2 km/day. Movements increased tenfold during fall as compared to other seasons. Summer home ranges were significantly (P < 0.10) larger than winter home ranges. Extensive movements by males in the fall may have important behavioral, physiological, and demographic implications, particularly in small populations.
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