Moose attacks are rarely fatal for humans, so generally one or fewer people die each year from moose. Many people are injured by moose every year, particularly in urban areas, such as Anchorage, Alaska, which have high moose populations.
Moose generally prefer to avoid humans, but sometimes attack if they feel threatened. Cows with calves are particularly dangerous because mothers are very protective of their offspring. Bull moose become more aggressive during mating season, which occurs in September and October. Moose attacks are avoided by staying a safe distance from the moose and refraining from acting in a threatening or aggressive manner toward them.