This Utah moose relocation was a huge success. Two youngsters were happily relocated out of Salt Lake City and moved to the central mountains.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Services conducted a sensitive operation last Memorial Day weekend, relocating two young moose out of Salt Lake City. Often moose from urban areas are relocated to more remote places in the State.
1958 was the first year of legal moose hunting in Utah, and there has been a moose hunt each year since. These large ungulates are relative new-comers to the Beehive State, as there is no record of them prior to the twentieth century.
Today, moose are well established in the north portion of Utah. Bull tags are a big draw for hunters looking to fill their freezer with delicious meat.