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DNT posts moose hunt warnings

Norway's annual moose hunt seems to be taking priority over many Norwegians' right to the great outdoors. Even the national trekking association DNT was warning Norwegians on Friday against hiking in areas where the moose hunt was getting underway,...

NRK catches lots of moose on the move

The host and a cameraman for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)'s popular nature program "Ut i naturen" got much more than they'd dreamed of when they traveled to the mountain area of Folldal this winter. They hoped to capture some video...

Researcher calls for moose collision fine

So many moose continue to be involved in traffic accidents in Norway that a frustrated researcher has proposed that the state highway department (Statens Vegvesen) and the state railroad (Jernbaneverket) be fined NOK 100,000 for every dead animal. That's the...

Moose hunter hits man on his toilet

In an almost surreal chain of events, a moose hunter in Norway ended up shooting an elderly man who thought he was safely sitting on the toilet inside his own holiday cottage. The moose, meanwhile, got away. The 70-year-old victim...

Wounded moose went on attack

Hunters who shot but didn't manage to kill a fully grown moose ox ended up setting off a dramatic chain of events over the weekend that ended with a member of their hunting team being flown to a hospital...

Island overrun by moose

A small island off Norway's northern coastline of Helgeland has been all but overrun by moose, who now outnumber residents by two to one. Local newspaper Brønnøysunds Avis said that parents now fear for the safety of their small...

Moose and lobster now living dangerously

Among the rites of a Norwegian autumn are the traditional hunts that take place in the fields, the mountains and even the sea. This year's moose hunt is firmly underway, for example, while traps have been set along the...

Moose meat peddled in Germany

Among the various Norwegian products on offer at a major food exposition in Germany last week was moose meat, specifically moose burgers, which disappeared almost as quickly as promoters could fry them up and serve them. "Moose (called elg in...

Moose rescued from the ice

SEE THE VIDEO: Life isn't always easy for the Norwegian moose, especially young moose. This week, a calf wandered out onto a frozen lake southeast of Trondheim, Selbusjøen, and promptly ran into trouble. Just like in the classic Walt...

Grazing moose take over from cattle

The mighty moose, known as elg in Norwegian, have become so dominant in the forests of Norway that they've taken over cattle's role as the most influential grazing animals. That's causing major vegetation changes in the uncultivated areas called...

Dane shot famed albino moose

Moose lovers were mourning the highly publicized loss this week of Norway's near-legendary albino moose, killed by a Danish hunter who reportedly has few regrets. The moose wandered into his hunting area southeast of Oslo and he simply pulled...

Moose suddenly went on attack

A moose out grazing this week on the lush vegetation of what's normally a downhill ski run in the winter suddenly attacked a female athlete who was part of a group competing in a race up the hill. It's become...

Moose hunt best up north

The official figures are in from Norway's annual moose hunt, and the number of the large animals shot increased the most in the country's northern counties. Hedmark, however, continues to top the statistics. Hunters in the large eastern county of...

Another moose shot in Oslo

Yet another moose wandered too far from the safer forests around Norway's capital on Friday, and ended having to be shot on a street in the busy Majorstuen neighborhood of Oslo. The moose was first spotted around the parking lot...

Moose most dangerous in full moon

Researchers at a college in the eastern Norwegian county of Hedmark (Høyskølen i Hedmark) have determined that moose are most dangerous in the full moon. Not because they start howling or become aggressive, but because that's when the most...

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