I’ve never seen a moose in Jellystone and I am certain moose do not exist. What I believe people see are elk wearing one of Forrest’s earlier inventions, the “Moose Me Kit”. Tens of thousands of these kits were purchased by the Forrest Service from the 60s through the 90s and are still in use today. Many people think that Forrest became wealthy by trading in Western art and artifacts. But that’s not the case. It was his fat government contract for Moose Me Kits that made Forrest a multi-millionaire.
In the mid-20th century hunters had nearly eliminated the elk herds of this country. No one knew what to do. Forrest came up with the “Moose Me Kit” which would disguise elk as a brand new animal he invented, called the moose. Since there was no season on theses new animals hunters did not shoot them. Today we have billions of elk and many still masquerade as moose. But moose are a fictitious animal and do not really exist except in cartoons and wrapping paper.
If you see a pic of an elk in Moose Me gear please send it along.
Send pics to me as an attachment in email and I will post it along with your screen name and a short caption.
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