Pre Season Moose Calling

beachbunny

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I'll be running a boat this summer in moose country. Can one call moose up before the rut? During the summer?
TIA
 

VernAK

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Very doubtful!

I've called many moose but even a few days prior to pre-rut [9/10] are unproductive.
During pre-rut and rut, bulls often don't respond well on warm days or to an area where they may have to
exert themselves....uphill.
 

Jimbob

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You can get a curious young male to follow sometimes.

One spring when hiking I called in a bull to 10 yds then couldn't scare it away. We backed down the trail and got around the corner then jogged for 1 km then hiked another 1 km and sat down for a drink and snack. My friend was afraid of moose and it was great. Next thing we know the moose is sauntering down the trail and is only 50 yds away. Felt like a horror movie LOL. My friend almost crapped himself.
 

Jimbob

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Oh ya only time that has happened to me though. Like Vern said even a few days early in September and they won't respond.
 

Beendare

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Not good to hear....tho I knew they would be tougher to call early.


We are going early [Sept 1] this year so we can still get a MT elk hunt in at the end of the month. There is always glassing......
 
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