View Moose Safely
Moose are magnificent animals and a wonder to sight from a distance. But you should never try to get too close to a moose. See Moose Safety Tips below. View moose from a safe distance.
NEVER feed a moose. It is dangerous, and as of July 1, 1993 it is illegal to feed moose in Alaska, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and up to one year in jail.
NEVER get between a cow and a calf. Don't walk toward a moose if you can avoid it; try to remain at least 50 feet away.
NEVER throw anything including snowballs at a moose.
ALWAYS keep dogs under control or leave them at home (A dog may chase after a moose and suddenly find the moose chasing it. Naturally the dog runs back to its owner, bringing the moose along with it.
AVOID moose that are in a fenced area or between houses; they may feel cornered.
TRY to get behind a tree if a moose charges. You can run around the tree better than it can.
IF A MOOSE ATTACKS you, get down on the ground, cover your head as well as you can, and stay very still. Don't wave your arms after you are on the ground.
IF A MOOSE CHARGES, another option is to raise your hands over your head and spread out your fingers. Hold your arms still, don't wave them. Sometimes the moose will think that you are another animal bigger than he is.
REMEMBER—if you see its ears laid back and/or the hair on its "hump" stand up, it's angry or afraid and may charge.
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ABOUT TO BE CHARGED by a moose, making a loud noise or honking a might distract the animal long enough for the victim to take evasive action. Don't run up to the moose.
REMEMBER MOOSE KICK with their front feet as well as their hind feet.
Source: Moose Safety Tips, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Protection