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Moose (Asia)

Scientific Name: Alces alces

Subspecies: In the Holarctic-Asian region, 4 of the total of 8 subspecies occur: 1. European Moose (Alces a. alces): Western Sibiria from the Ural to Jenissei, (Europe). 2. Jakutian Moose (Alces a. pfizenmayeri): From Jenissei east through Sibiria, south to the Stanovoi mountains. 3. Kamtchatka-Moose (Alces a. buturlini): Russia: The eastern parts of eastern Sibiria between the rivers Indigirka and Anadyr, Kamtchatka. (Has only recently acquired status as individual subspecies. Used to belong to pfizenmayeri.) 4. Ussurian Moose (Alces a. cameloides): The Amur-Ussuri region, northern Mongolia, northern Manchuria, north to the Stanovoy mountains.

Habitat: Open, often tundra like regions of the north of this region. Forests with marshes and lakes further south.

Description: Largest deer weighing up to 800 kg and measuring up to 2,30 m over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 3,50 m. General colour dark brown, with lighter coloured legs. Characteristic head and muzzle. The antlers are often palmate with several points forming the outer edge of the palm. The antlers may weigh up to 42,5 kg.

Hunting method: Stalking, calling in the rut, lying in wait, on horseback.

Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in the region.

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