Category: Local Wildlife

A Month of Moose

By , February 15, 2020

We’ve been dealing with moose invaders for a month now! The cow and calf that started hanging out in our yard have been back periodically since January 16th. To say it’s gotten old is to understate the situation.

I haven’t kept a running account here on the homestead blog, but some highlights include them bedding down on the property repeatedly, and the day the cow charged me.

moose bedded down in yard

It’s a poor exposure, but here’s Mama Moose, bedded down in our front yard one morning. Our various lights lit her up much better than the low-light exposure (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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“There Are No Deer Here”

By , February 5, 2020

When we first started coming here 15 years ago, we were told there are no deer here in Haines. That’s why the official Alaska Hunting Regulations do not allow us to hunt deer in this area—they officially don’t exist north of Sullivan Island, to our south.

And yet . . . .

Dare I say it? The buck stopped here!

Sitka Black Tailed Deer

A one-antlered buck visits the homestead beach (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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