Visitors are often concerned about encountering bears; yet in Alaska more people each year are injured by moose than by bears. Moose aren’t inherently aggressive, but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat. It is important to not approach too closely and put yourself at risk.
Give Moose Plenty of Room!
Enjoy viewing them from a distance. Stay at least 25 yards (25 m) away from moose. Cow moose are extremely defensive of their young so use extra caution around cows with calves - don't get between a mother and her calf.
In the summer months, moose blend in well to their environment and can be surprisingly hard to see for such large animals. They are likely to stand their ground even when they hear people approaching, so pay close attention to your surroundings, especially in prime moose habitat such as willow thickets or around streams or ponds.