As you drive through the gates into Yellowstone National Park you can pick up an animal check list. We are always able to check off elk and bison. Often we see at least one bear. We have also see wolves, pronghorn antelopes, coyotes, GIANT ravens, yellow-bellied marmots, and a few others.
One animal that eludes us more than not is MOOSE. They are my favorite and a definite treat to find. We have actually seen more moose outside the park than in. Each trip I set a quest to find one. I am determined and WILL keep my eyes open for these majestic animals.
We are heading into the park today and hope to see one. If not, we can always crochet one, right?
Looking back I realize I designed a moose or animal pattern each fall around our annual trip to Yellowstone. I am pretty sure I think that will help me see the real animals better.
Things Made From Snappy Moose and Animal Patterns
Here are some wonderful creations people have made from my moose patterns too:
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Gina Anderson Ludwig says
I have never seen a moose outside of the zoo.
yes I have… on TV only lol! ?
yes I have… on TV only lol! ?
Connie D says
Never seen a moose but have seen a bison. They are huge. I’m pretty sure I would rather run into a moose than a bison. We have some wild rabbits that have been coming up to the house more and more lately. And if they are that close I much prefer them to be bunnies than the bigger animals. 🙂
Jessica Bannister says
When my husband & I went to Alaska, we saw many. Closest was a cow in the neighbors yard to where we were staying. It was amazing.
no moose in Australia 🙁
No. Have never seen a real moose but have seen real reindeer and bison
Sara Neir says
Many years ago at a local place called Northwest Trek. Never in the wild. It would he amazing.
Sadly, no, I have never seen a moose in person. I would love to though!!
Enjoy your trip, and thank you for sharing with all of us!
Amanda Wesley says
We have never seen a moose in real life but we love going nature watching. We have yet to make it to Yellowstone but I have been wanting to go for years!!
Shamci Stanton says
I’ve seen buffalo, bison, elk, deer, and antelope. But sadly no moose…yet!!!
I have never seen a moose in person and I haven’t been to Yellowstone YET. We are getting a traveler in the next few months and I hope to hit all the national parks in the lower 48. !Good luck on your moose hunt.
Moose no, Elk and a whole herd of deer yes
Michelle Aiken says
I have seen lots of moose over the years. I love living by the mountains!
Brenda Herbert says
Has seen one and it was huge but don’t remember where
Lisa Clark says
It gets really cold here in the winter sometimes in the negatives! Ohio will do that unfortunately! I couldn’t find where to leave the comment for today’s question so I hope this finds it’s way to you ?
I have but can’t remember where!
Never have seen one in person.
Elizabeth Martinez says
Never saw one in real life. Only ion YouTube n Facebook. Tee hee!!!!
Ella Gunter says
Hi Heidi! I’ve never seen a real moose! I’ve heard they are HUGE in person! Thank you so much for the free pattern!!
I have never seen a Moose!
Cin Berry says
I have never seen a moose. But our travels will start soon so maybe when we get up that wa we will see one…..
Nicki Ball says
No I have never had the pleasure of seeing a real moose tho I would love to!
Nicki L Ball says
No I have never had the pleasure of seeing a real moose.
Hollyanne Brady says
I have never seen a real moose. I’m hoping to visit Yellowstone in the future and see one :). We recently moved to Colorado and I got to see elk for the first time in my life!
Elizabeth Nelson says
Northwest Trek in WA state has moose. They are impressive.
Yes. I was lucky enough to see one while in Yellowstone as a child.
I’ve seen a moose in a preserve in Maine but never one in the wild. I have seen plenty of moose crossing signs while in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine??
When we were posted to Gander, Newfoundland a moose met the kids and I at the schoolbus more than once. One day a calf ran alongside the car as my hubbie was driving to work. There were a lot of moose there, especially in the fall. They knew when it was hunting season as they would.hang around in town to avoid the hunters.
Lori Young says
My daughter’s nickname is Moose so I see one every day! As for the big deer type of Moose… No, not even at a zoo.
No moose sightings here my friend
Trish Ford says
Never seen a moose! Would love to though! ?
Janet Luttrell says
Maybe one day I will see a moose. Would love to see this animal and feed it.
Debra Ellensohn says
I saw moose in a game preserve while in Maine, a mom and her calf. I’ve never seen one in the wild. I’ve seen plenty moose crossing signs while traveling in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine?
Debra Ellensohn says
I saw moose in a game preserve in Maine, a mom and her calf. I’ve never seen one in the wild though. I’ve seen plenty of moose crossing signs while traveling in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Terry Miller says
I haven’t seen a moose
Debra Ellensohn says
The only moose I’ve seen were in a game park in Maine. I’ve been to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine but no moose in the wild. I’ve seen plenty of moose crossing signs though?
I have never seen a moose.
Donna Wells says
No I’ve never been anywhere to see a moose!
Nope never have
Jan Harrison says
I’ve never seen one but would love too! One of these days I’ll travel and get to see one lol
Kara Toler says
Yes. I was camping with my family when I was a young girl and the moose we had came into camp. We were in a camp trailer when the moose looked in the window. The experience was frightening but also exciting. I will never forget it. Plus I have seen many on trips to Yellowstone. Hope you are having a great time.
Kara Toler says
Yes… I was camping with my family when I was young and we had a moose come right in the campground. We were in a camp trailer and the moose looked right in. It was kind of scary but fascinating. I have never forgot it. Plus I have seen more moose when we have gone to Yellowstone also. Hope you are enjoying your trip.
Bobbie Jung says
No moose here. They are too far north lol.
Denise Starcher says
We saw a family on a trip out to BC from Southern Ontario in Northern Ontario about 20 years ago in the early summer. They are so beautiful.
Carla Powell says
I have never seen a moose in the wild. I would like to some day.
Lindsay S says
I haven’t. Guess I need to do more travelling ?
Betsy Broussard-Carroll says
I’ve never seen a moose, although, I would love so very much to have the opportunity one day.
Victoria Weinrich says
I have never seen a moose. I would love to see one in it’s natural habitat. We have buffalo and elk farms near us here in NE Ohio and they are huge and amazing creatures.
Ashley R says
Yes! We have a mom a yearling and a baby that roam our neighborhood all winter. They stayed in our yard for about 6 hrs one day.
Cassandra Holdeman says
I have never seen a moose in real life. We did go to a cool elk park in Northern Michigan though.
Christina M Spannbauer says
When our family was in Yellowstone, folks kept telling us there was a moose in a cluster of trees, but we couldn’t see it for sure. My husband went to Alaska vacation 2 years ago and saw several. Even after 2 weeks of seeing many, I still got excited every time I saw one (especially with babies).
Robin Hall says
We were going thru Rocky mountains, around Kelowna and coming around a bend there were 2 at side of road. It is the first and only time I have seen a moose. So for a whole minute I saw 2.
Sorry to say I’ve never seen a moose.
Yes, a few times in Yellowstone. I drove the hwy between Philipsburg and Hall, MT every day for 5 + years and have seen momma’s and their babies and the BIG BULLS!
Sarah Price says
No I have never seen a real moose but I have seen a goose on the loose!
I have seen them in Wyoming and Alaska. In Alaska there was a mama and baby that I saw almost every morning on my way to work. I had to really watch at this one intersection because the big snowplows would scare them and they would run across the road.
Rebecca Landis says
I haven’t seen a real one yet, but moose are my husband’s favorite also!
Doreen Musson says
Yes, I saw a moose on the side of the highway in northern British Columbia. He saw me too!
Christie McDowell says
I probably have in a zip but never free. I wanted to so bad when I went to Alberta where my friend saw moose all the time but in the 2 weeks I was there nope. Go figure ?
Janet Rice says
Yep seen a moose up close to my car when visiting the ranger station at Yellowstone in 1995! Majestic and beautiful creatures .
Unfortunately, no Moose but I did finally get to see elk this past summer.
Kimberly Marshall says
I have never seen one. 🙁
Ann Marie Pike says
Yes I’ve seen moose, In the mountains of NC.
I also liked watching the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show as a kid!
Kelli Morton says
No, I have never seen a moose! I recently did see my very first elk though, on a trip to Cherokee, NC!
Kristen Taylor says
I have not seen a moose! It would be really cool!
Morgan Shelton says
No. Living in Mississippi not much chance. Lots of deer tho. Going to Oklahoma next summer in camper maybe then.
Not yet… but plan to in the future!
Lori Holden says
I have never seen a real moose.
Stacey Hamilton says
No, not in real life just pictures.
Sabrina Goodson says
Yes! I see Moose almost daily. Last year they ate all my newly planted trees! ( i have photos and videos ) They are beautiful animals.
No I have never seen a moose and I have never been to Yellowstone but it is on my list of places to see
Holly Quigley-Papke says
See a few moose here in northern idaho
Rebekah Berry says
I have never seen a moose before. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Karen Davidowicz says
I have not seen one, hopefully one day we’ll make it to Yellowstone and see one!!!
I have never seen a real moose in real life. Just in pictures.
Melissa Maas says
I have never seen a moose in real life, my dream is to RV across the states and visit each state.
Omg I have never seen one in person… that is so cool! Be safe and thanks.
Stephanie R says
I saw Moose Tracks on our road just 2 weeks ago, he went through in the night! so I didn’t see him, only someone else’s picture
Cindy Ballew says
Yes, twice, once in 1976 with my parents on a 3 week vacation from Iowa to California and went thru Yellowstone. It was a large one drinking water off of the leaves as it rained. And then about 3 yrs. ago in Rocky Mtn. National Park, a Mom and baby, right off of the road. Very lucky I felt.
Debbie N says
Yes I have. They are really big and awkward.
Anne Hawkins says
I have never seen a moose
Never have seen one in person and, if I did, I’d probably run the other way. They are huge! lol
Theresa Shrake says
Yes, I have seen a moose. When visiting a friend in Alaska, he came out on the road and stopped traffic both ways. You could lean out the window and see him towering over the trucks and suvs! Naturally, everyone had to wait until he was ready to move!
I have never seen a real moose. I think it would be cool to though.
No I have never seen a real moose, only on T.V.
elizabeth rose-tolstedt says
I have seen a moose in MN in the boundary waters.
Karen Schwinn says
Yes, I’ve seen real Moose!
Yes I did. They are so awkward looking.
Pattie K says
No Moose yet but maybe for Thanksgiving when we visit my sister and her family for their first Thanksgiving in Colorado…fingers crossed. Maybe I’ll have to make this cute hat for my nephew just in case we don’t see a real one. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns..safe trip!!
Jenny K says
No I’ve not seen a real moose.
Only once… in New Hampshire. Thanks Heidi
Yes on a visit to the park off the side of the road in the bush was a mom with 2 calves this was many years ago. They are amazing animals so large and beautiful. Also when I was little camping with my dad had a large male come into our camp early one morning he was checking things out. He seen to be interested in a bag of apples us kids had left on the table. Have fun hope you and your family see one of these magnificent animals. Thank you so much for the adorable hat.
Dana A. says
Yes, I have seen a moose. When I was a young girl, on vacation with my parents, a mama moose and her baby came walking through our campground! (We were camped at Lake Yellowstone, I believe.) Mama was scratching her chest on one of those brown posts by a camping spot. A really good memory!