Down East 2013 ©
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife took to the air and now have their most accurate prediction of Maine's moose population so far. By counting over the course of two winters and verifying the number by flying over Eastern and Northern Maine in a helicopter, the department estimates there are 76,000 moose in the state. The technique was used previously to count deer in Quebec and New Brunswick, and was adopted by the sate for the first time for this survey.
The population of moose has nearly tripled in the state over the past 25 years. According to a Down East article in November 1987, the moose population was estimated at 26,000, and just fifty years before that, the numbers were down near 2,000. It can still be difficult to find a moose in Maine, but the current aerial survey proves you'll have a much easier to be looking for them in 2012.
(Via DIFW )