SOME CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING FEMALE MOOSE CALLS DURING THE RUTTING PERIOD
Between August 15 and October 31, 1984, in the Parc de la Jacques-Cartier, up to 53 female moose (Alces alces) calls were heard daily. These calls peaked at the end of September and beginning of October. The majority of calls heard when moose were visible, were emitted by females who appeared to run away from males. We suggest that female vocalizations to attract males, are not as useful in high densities as at low densities. Also, we suggest that females were in a post-estrous period and no longer available for mating when heard.
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