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    I have a moose hunt booked for 2013 and would like to get a moose call and video to start learning and wanted to see what hunters thought was the best call to get.We have never hunted moose so definate green horns in this catagory.

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    Take a Heet bottle, cut off fat end. Use to rake brush and grunt though.

    Personally I like using Yukon Jack bottles as I very much enjoy empty process.
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    Put yer hands beside your respective cheeks and cup them slightly, then in a low bellowing "Whaaaah! Whaaaaah! Whaaaah!!! every few minutes and smash along makeing brush move and shake.

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    The last two moose I've shot I had called them both in just by hand calling. No need to buy something expensive or waste your time with 1 gallon cans and string. I have seen all kinds of contraptions but in the end all you need to do is know the right sound to make and make it with your own mouth. Then you have nothing to carry, nothing to break, and nothing to spend your money on. Just watch some good youtube videos on calling moose. I have called several moose in and it is very easy when there are bulls around. You just have to place yourself in the right area.
    Make some cow calls first. Long and whiney are the best. Make them for as long as you can keep pushing breath out of the lungs. Don't be too excessive with the bull grunts. Rake allot of brush. I usually break off a branch and use that to rake brush and beat up against a tree.
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    One thing that I didn't mention, patience is key. Sometimes if the big bulls are a long ways away then it takes them a whole day to get to you. The other thing I forgot to mention is that if a large bull already has allot of cows herded up then it may be hard to call him away from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 907pride View Post
    One thing that I didn't mention, patience is key. Sometimes if the big bulls are a long ways away then it takes them a whole day to get to you. The other thing I forgot to mention is that if a large bull already has allot of cows herded up then it may be hard to call him away from them.
    When dealing with bull with cows, you have to get agressive with your bull calls. Snap off limbs from spruce trees, really rake the brush, take the limbs and snap over the trees. It gets em pissed and they come in hard! Nothing in the world like a pissed off bull looking to fight. The mistake most guys make is they don't get after it enough, imo.
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    Basically any moose hunting video will do. If you catch them in the rut, you could cut a fart and call them in. I actually use a birch bark call....mainly because they sound really good scraping them on brush, etc. Like others have said...cupping your hands will suffice.

    There's some videos like Thunder Moose or something like that. Try duckshack productions, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK DUX View Post
    Basically any moose hunting video will do. If you catch them in the rut, you could cut a fart and call them in. I actually use a birch bark call....mainly because they sound really good scraping them on brush, etc. Like others have said...cupping your hands will suffice.

    There's some videos like Thunder Moose or something like that. Try duckshack productions, etc.
    I think you are refering to "Love Thunder & Bull" Pts 1 & 2. Both Pt 1 & Pt 2 are great videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    I think you are refering to "Love Thunder & Bull" Pts 1 & 2. Both Pt 1 & Pt 2 are great videos.
    Those are great videos. Even if you think you know everything about calling they are great to watch. Those guys get some beautiful bulls. I highly recommend these videos as well. ~907

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    http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/sto...products_id=30

    Love Thunder Bull sold on this website

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    Cup your hands around your mouth and yell as loud as possible, "Here moose! We won't shoot you!" That was my younger son's technique when he was about 3 or 4. He did not have a high success rate, but he did have fun.
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    Thanks guys I will order those videos

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    If one could simulate road noise I think you'd do better. Moose come from far and wide to run down those fast moving decoys!
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    the guy that put out the love thunder and bull movies also made the moose magnet..looks like a big brown fiberglass funnel...works great as a megaphone and to use when raking the brush. ive also cut birch bark and made a magaphone looking deal out ot that. works real well to get your cow calls and grunts out farther...fwiw
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    No need for anything else but your hands cupped around your mouth and a moose shoulder blade to rake with.

    If bulls come in to guys snoring in the tent, chainsaws, and hacking up wood with an ax, then as you would imagine it ain't too hard to call with your mouth. That's all I've done for years and years and have called in more bulls than I can remember.

    Use the grunt to start off with, and occasionally, but do A LOT of raking. I have rarely needed, or used a cow call. Shoulder blades sound great, and are my favorite......
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    Old plastic container on a stick and my mouth works for me.



    In this video we call a bull to us from over a mile away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 907pride View Post
    One thing that I didn't mention, patience is key. Sometimes if the big bulls are a long ways away then it takes them a whole day to get to you. The other thing I forgot to mention is that if a large bull already has allot of cows herded up then it may be hard to call him away from them.
    I found this to be the case. However, while I was calling a big bull that had a bunch of cows with him a bull I did not see came running into our camp from behind us ready to fight. He is a good eating bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheT View Post
    I found this to be the case. However, while I was calling a big bull that had a bunch of cows with him a bull I did not see came running into our camp from behind us ready to fight. He is a good eating bull.
    I'll bet that was a nice surprise.

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