Editor's Note: It took a few days, but here is a followup article with more information on this moose death.
I heard late last week that a bull moose had been killed by a vehicle somewhere on Route 8 in northern Warren County.
Let's just say getting details on this one have been difficult, as trying to run down information from the state Department of Environmental Conservation can be.
The DEC press office in Ray Brook was able to confirm for me that a "large" bull was found dead along the road one day last week, though they weren't able to say in which town on Route 8. No vehicle was with it, and no car parts were there either, which led to the conclusion it was hit by a tractor trailer.
I've checked with both the State Police and Warren County Sheriff's Office to see if any of their staff responded, to no avail.
Moose populations around the Northeast are being devastated by ticks, and they are a lot less prevalent around here than they were 10 or 20 years ago. So the loss of a majestic bull to a vehicle crash is particularly sad at this point.
-- Don Lehman