Should I call moose the night before open season or the morning of?

A young bull curls his lip trying to smell the cow moose in heat

A young bull curls his lip trying to smell the cow moose in heat

Should I call moose the night before open season or on the morning of opening day?


Great question, the answer is simple... sort of.

First let me tell you a little about how I deal with the day(s) before opening morning.

I usually try to get to my moose hunting area at least 4-5 days before the opener.

Why?

A couple of reasons:
1) I want to get my camp completely set up and organized well in advance of opening day. This includes getting enough firewood to last me my entire time at moose camp which is usually about 12-16 days. I don't want to take time away from my hunting focus.

2) I want to do some pre-season scouting and that includes some calling too. As an example last year I called a nice immature bull into about 20 yards a couple of days before the season opened. Moose in the area... yup! The next day I was in another spot I like to frequent and called in a decent bull. I had just enough time to capture him on film http://youtu.be/IFGh2rtmRQk
I check out all the spots I know and research some new ones too.
I look for fresh tracks, beds, droppings, rubs and even saliva.

Did You Say Saliva?

Read more... preseason moose calling


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