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The Perfect Moose Call


You have purchased the best Moose Call on the market today. The design and high-quality of a K.C. Moose Mag allows you to replicate with confidence the sounds that are the closest to moose in the wild. The deep resonating sounds that can be created have impressed experienced hunters, guides, and real moose all over the world for many years.

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Moose make many calls and sounds in the wild, and, like humans, they have different individual voices. They become especially vocal in September and October prior to, during and after the peak of the rut. During this period Moose will come to calling and other sounds for three main reasons:

  • 1. Mating 2. Aggression 3. Curiosity

The main rut cycle normally takes place near the latter part of September and early October, depending on the latitude of the location.  The rut is triggered by the available hours of daylight, and weather certainly can help to either intensify or slow down this activity.  Cows not bred in the main rut period will come into estrus again about 25 days later; in fact, there can be as many as three ruts in a hunting area, each about 25 days apart.  MNR records show that some cows have been mounted as late as December – although this would be very rare.

Cow Calls:  Cow calls can be very effective to call in bull moose, and cow moose will also come to investigate your cow calls.  When making calls with the K.C. Moose Mag, because of their size, the call should be held with two hands.  If right-handed hold the small end of the horn with your right hand and the large end at the opening with your left hand. Cup your right hand around your mouth and pinch your nostrils, this will help you add a nasal sound to your calls. Use the sound:


Take a deep breath and make your call from 5 to 30 seconds in length. Make 2-4 calls in a session varying in length. Start low increasing the volume of sound as you go, then tapering it off at the end of the call.  Practice this call until you master the sound. It is helpful to use a tape recorder and play it back to check your progress.   Do not call too often, usually about every 20 minutes is enough. For your first set of calls keep the volume down because a moose may be rather close and you don’t want to scare him away.   Remember that a moose’s hearing is much better than yours. To help muffle your first call, put a hunting glove loosely in the opening of the call. A piece of fleece works extremely well for this purpose. If you don’t get a response or on a windy day you can reach out with the Moose Mag to cover a larger area — the extra distance capability of these calls can be a big advantage at such times.  Remember it is not competition as to who can call the loudest – Start off low and gradually build up the volume of your calls when you are not getting immediate responses.

Be careful not to mistake an alert cow moose’s ears for a small set of antlers.

Bull Grunts:  When a bull responds to bull grunts he can become very aggressive – Be mentally prepared for this –These animals are very large and powerful and deserve your respect.  When calling using bull grunts hold the Moose Mag in the same manner as you would when doing a cow call; however, bull grunts are of a much shorter duration than cow calls and they have a deep guttural sound.  To make bull grunts take a deep breath and let the grunt explode from your gut. Duration of these calls are 1-3 seconds each and a set would be 4-6 calls every 20 minutes.  Try these sounds and practice:

  • 1. Wah 2. Eruh 3. Oh

Note: Your new moose call was handcrafted, each call is individually made and no two are exactly alike. Your call has been tested and tuned before it left our small shop so you know it works. Small imperfections such as hairline cracks in the inner layer or rough spots are not defects and should not cause alarm.

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