Was I, too, part of the problem photographing all these people photographing a moose? The moose population in New Hampshire has been devastated over recent years by ticks. Because of warmer, shorter winters, tick numbers in New England are on the rise and find moose as a perfect host. So infested are some moose, they’ve been given the name “Ghost Moose,” because irritation from the ticks lead the moose to rubbing its dark hair off, exposing a pale undercoat and skin. In a program to collar and study the moose beginning in 2014, the tick infestation resulted in 20 of 27 moose calves dying by 2015. Many suffering from anemia from a loss of blood. Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. May 18, 2018.