With their bulbous noses, squinty eyes, and galumphing gait, moose might be considered intellectually—or at least evolutionarily—challenged. But underestimate this largest of our deer species at your peril. Moose possess keen senses of smell and hearing, the latter amplified by their oversized, paddle-shaped antlers. A global species, moose of various races range from Maine to the Yukon, west through Alaska and across Russia to Scandinavia. What they all share, however, is a preference for willow bogs, low-slung brush, and mixed-age forest.