Wisconsin moose sighting, 'rare species' caught on trail camera

Moose spotted on Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera in Vilas County June 2023 (Courtesy: Wisconsin DNR)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported its first confirmed Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera moose sighting of 2023 in a Facebook post Saturday, Sept. 2.

The moose was captured on a Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera in Vilas County in June, the DNR said. While several moose are spotted each year, they are a "rare species" in the state.

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Snapshot Wisconsin is a DNR program that allows families and students to monitor wildfire using a statewide network of trail cameras.

Vilas County is located in far northern Wisconsin, along the border with Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story indicated it was the first confirmed moose sighting of the year. The Wisconsin DNR clarified on Sept. 5 that it was the first sighting on a Snapshot Wisconsin camera.