Moose Haven -- 1990

Mar 10, 2013 Staff

Even though spring was near, there still was plenty of snow in mid-March 1990 at "Moose Haven," the name property owners Mark and Kit Stewart gave to their home near Togwotee Pass.

The Stewarts attracted a few moose to the place with hay they were using to feed rabbits. They spread out more hay, and eventually as many as 20 moose would drop by for a meal.

The Stewart property was adjacent to the highway, so travelers over the pass saw the moose often during the winter in those days, dining on the half-bale of hay the Stewarts would provide daily.

Mark Stewart said he enjoyed seeing the moose at close range, although he and others cautioned against imitating the practice.

Moose Haven's peak lasted for about 10 years.

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