Well if you consider a flock of sheep bait, yes I have used bait, but mostly I use animal in distress calls rabbit, gray fox pup, bird, mouse aqueals, my own-- a puppy sqealing ( you know the new pup brought home, and recorded as he got use to the house) I use a 12 or 10 gauge with #2 maags at night, during day calling I use a 30-06 cause it is what I got,
[ This Message was edited by: chechatonga on 2003-01-18 15:12 ]
Yeap, when rabbit hunting, all the guts and skin go into a zip lock, when calling yotes it is spread out as a scent attractant, seemed to work for me. Also takes their mind off of anything else around them(like me), they get real careless, when they smell the blood and guts.
Sometimes we just run across them where I have hunted in south western colorado. Have to have your eyes peeled though, since they blend in pretty well with the backdrop and I have never see them less than 300-400 yards.
Moose calling can get confusing to some, but cow calling is your main tool when moose hunting. If you go out and buy moose calls I would say you're wasting your money unless it is the birch bark cone. I find most store bought moose calls sounding worse than puffing a grunt your hands to make the call. You can roll up a piece of birch bark in a cone shape to use as a call and spend your money on a video that teaches you the basics of a cow call. A milk jug or a coffee can with a hole and a rope...