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    Newbie question. I've read several accounts here that displaying a moose antler look-alike to Mr. Moose if you get spotted often brings him in closer. For a float hunt, and close range hunting from the river, what's a good substitute for the real thing? Thanks.

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    A shoulder blade from a moose or other larger sized critter. They are lighter, compact and easier to carry. You can rake them on on trees and brush and they make a clacking sound like antlers. From a distance they can look like an antler palm. But it's not the looks you want, it's the noise.

    Most bushkins will have a couple laying around.
    Now what ?

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    Tha clasic is the canoe paddle.
    I think the scapula is probably better.
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    Default be creative!

    Just about anything will work during the rut. When I have been out photographing moose I have grabbed anything around me and held it above my head to include my camera tripod and if you sway back and forth and get their calls down it gets there attention quick. Its pretty comical sometimes... Unless they are really pissed!
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    I made a pair out of plywood that was painted white and was held together by screws. I could take it apart and put it in my backpack. I would also put it in a tree and try to call the bull to the tree.

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    I've heard 5 gallon buckets work
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    In the rut I put my rifle up and rock back and forth. I'd bet two scapulas taped to the ends of a broom stick would work as well. dual purpose sound and look.

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    On one of the popular moose calling videos they hold up a white trash bag in each hand and sway back and forth...

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