Calling Moose for Archery
Moose caught on trail camera
I was drawn for my home area for moose, and I know where there are a few.
After three evenings at the same location calling, about an hour into the third sit, I heard a moose size crack in the bush.
Then 15 minutes later, two grunts. So I raked the brush nearby and grunted a couple times, and he really got worked up. Started walking or trotting towards me (I could hear in the water, but couldn't see.) Then he raked the heck out of some brush.
I could hear the hollow sound of his antlers on the brush.
Then a couple grunts later, I could see his antlers slowly rocking through some willows about 100 yards from me.
Then after some time, I grunted a couple times to try get him closer as it was getting dark.
Then I heard what was almost like a loud burp, not the rrruup rrrup of a grunt, but a throaty burp.
Then some more noise, but I couldn't tell if he just turned around or what, but couldn't see him anymore. I started walking toward him, but gave up when I didn't see him.
Wind was basically dead calm, or so I thought.
Did he wind me? Pretty nice bull.
I have called them before, but never for archery. This is a different story all together.
Any thoughts? Is that loud burp like a whitetail snorting? Danger? I cow called twice and walked out silently. I could stil hear him raking a tree after I cow called, but sounded further away.