How to Call Moose

How to call moose

So you’re going on a moose hunt and you want to learn how to call moose… well, luckily calling a moose is fairly easy.

The only equipment you need is something to amplify your voice, usually a cone of some sort, and some moose hunters only use their cupped hands. A traditional moose call is made out of birch bark. There are two main moose calls, the cow moose call and the bull moose call.

Cow Moose Sounds
Cow moose usually make a moaning sound, sometimes long and drawn out for up to 10 seconds, and sometimes shorter and “whiney” sounding.

Listen to a cow moose call here.

Bull Moose Sounds
A bull moose makes a subtle, throaty, airy grunting sound. It’s hard to describe.

Listen to a bull moose call here.
*this isn’t the best recording but it’s close.

Moose Calling 101
Well, it isn’t rocket science. Set up in a good area with lots of moose sign and start calling. Mix in a series of cow calls with intermittent bull grunts. Be sure to have the wind right because moose trust their noses EVERY time. Don’t expect a bull moose to come racing in like elk sometimes do. Sometimes they are hard to convince and they are never in a hurry, so take your time. You can accentuate your moose calls by breaking limbs or “flashing” a boat paddle in the sun to resemble antlers.

If you go with a good moose hunting guide, you really don’t need to know how to call moose because he will do the calling for you.


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