how long to call moose

by Frank
(NB, Canada)

Hi, Can you tell me how long to call moose in time in between call, or do you have a call sequence. Tks from FM in NB Canada.





Hi Frank,
That is a very good question. When I set up to call moose, I usually wait about 10 minutes after arriving before I make my first call.

My first call, I use my hands cupped to my mouth and give a low, and soft cow moose call. Then I sit motionless (it drives me crazy when people fidget). It is important to sit absolutely motionless in order to hear those faint calls in the distance. The rustling of clothing can cover the sounds of moose responses.

My calling timing after that is about every ten minutes. Be patient... sometimes you may not receive an answer for hours.

I will vary between 2 to 4 calls when I call. Sometimes I use my birch bark horn, other times I only use my hands.

Another very good idea, is too make some bull sounds. I don't do this all the time, and there really is no timing for it. I'll move away (10 - 50 yards) from where I am cow moose calling and I'll rake a tree and thrash a bush with my moose scapula... make a couple of bull grunts too!

This season, I hunted the exact same location for 8 days in a row. I arrived before daybreak and stayed until noon, returning at around 3 in the afternoon. I had bulls coming in or at least answering me on each outing except two.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask An Expert.

Want to learn how to hunt moose? Or are you wanting to increase your moose hunting skills?

Look no further!

Our moose hunting tips book is written with not just the novice in mind, there are tips in the book that even the most seasoned moose hunter will find of value.

The book includes 57 chapters, with more than 150 pages of information, jam packed with tips, techniques and discussions - The Ultimate Guide to Moose Hunting!


by Mark Allardyce

Like this page?