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Moose Fest on tap this weekend in Indian Lake

A bull moose browses foliage at Helldiver Pond in Moose River Plains. Maps of the area will be available at the local Chamber of Commerce during the Great Adirondack Moose Festival, Sept. 24 and 25.

A bull moose browses foliage at Helldiver Pond in Moose River Plains. Maps of the area will be available at the local Chamber of Commerce during the Great Adirondack Moose Festival, Sept. 24 and 25. Carolyn Belknap

— Just watch out for mother moose and their calves, and the testosterone-fueled rutting males.

In the midst of the Festival, a new event will not so quietly march in and take its place. It’s a Moose-Calling contest, the first ever to be held in the Adirondack Mountains and one of only a few staged around the country. Naturalist and author Ed Kanze will be the contest master of ceremonies and one of the official judges.

This festival will mark the first Indian Lake Moose-Calling Contest, where contestants do their best to imitate the moos and barks of the animals.

There will also be many child- and family-friendly activities and vendors around town for the weekend.

For more information, visit the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce online at www.indian-lake.com, call 518-648-5636 or 518-648-5112 or visit on Facebook at Great Adirondack Moose Festival.

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