The first time I heard one of these moose calls I thought someone was using a duck call. Seriously... it was a terrible sound.
I thought to myself, "How is it possible that this thing will call in a Moose?"
This type of call is suited for those hunters who are unwilling or unable to use their own voice. I can tell you now, that using a reed style call will take a little practice.
Don't buy one of these types of calls and expect to run out into the woods and have moose running towards you. You might say these calls are a little like a musical instrument... practice makes perfect.
Of course not all calls will make exactly the same sounds, but that is OK. Just like you and I, our voices are not the same and neither is that of a cow moose.
We will be testing one of the brand new models from Muskie Moose out this season... we'll be reporting back to let you know how we did.
I would like to hear from you, my readers; do you have any experience using this style of game call? How well do they work for you?
Hint: Buy yourself a CD with recorded moose sounds and try to imitate them. Once you know what moose sound like in the wild you should be able to duplicate the sound using the call of your choice. If you are unable to mimic the sounds, try a different call. Keep trying different ones until you achieve the results you want.
Listed below are some of the more popular reed style calls, all made by reputable game call manufacturers.
Carlton's Deluxe Call Kit - Here is a call that can really make the sounds, and loud too so the calls will carry a long distance.
The "Moose Mate" by Quaker Boy a call that is supposed to mimic the cow moose in estrus.
Quaker Boy Bulldozer Moose Call The Quaker Boy Bulldozer will reproduce the mating bawl of a cow, lost call of a calf and guttural grunts of the bull moose.
Knight & Hale’s new Mega Call
Knight & Hale’s new Mega Calla big call designed with the long distance caller in mind. The call reproduces a bull moose in rut grunt and really helps to bring them in close.
Primos Moose Horn with the reed of this call in the open, it is virtually freeze-proof. Reproduces the sound of a cow moose in heat.