Moose Subspecies in North Amercia

Moose Subspecies and Range in North AmerciaMoose in North America tend to be darker in color around their faces and legs than their European cousins and tend to weigh more in both body mass and antlers. Antlers of North American are more pal-mated than European moose as well. The four moose subspecies in North America are the Alaska-Yukon moose; the Canada moose; and the Shiras moose.


Alaska-Yukon Moose

The Alaska Yukon Moose is the largest moose subspecies AND of any antlered game in the world! They are giants. Located between Alaska and Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon is a world-class hunting destination for Alaska Yukon moose. The moose-to-human ratio in the Yukon is 2 to one and their population is steady to increasing.

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Canada Moose

In North America, the Canada moose subspecies is exceeded in size only by the Alaska Yukon subspecies. The antlers of Canada moose are large and massive. The general color is a rusty brown. But can be almost black as well. The moose is North America’s largest deer and grows the largest antlers

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Shiras Moose

The Shiras moose subspecies has the smallest body and antlers of any North American moose. The Shiras moose is found in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah.

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