With moose being reported throughout the Panhandle in recent months, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is urging hunters this fall to be certain of their target before taking a shot.
Moose can be similar in appearance to other big game animals. Elk hunters especially will want to study game closely before firing a shot or releasing an arrow.
Since this spring, 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 report was early this week — that of a young bull near Crawford in the northwest corner of the state.
Game and Parks officials also remind people to keep their distance from any moose they may encounter as some have been known to become aggressive.