I'm in northern Idaho ... last weekend I got into what appeared to be `northern' birds (Mallards) ... by their number and how they were acting. Turned out a couple were banded - and I went on line to find out from where ... both were banded in Alberta. Last year I shot a bird banded in Alberta in late October. So, yeah, the birds have started moving. This seems more normal. Last year they came down early.
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch. Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders. Cut the rubber band to make one long piece.
Now, thread one end of the band and tie a knot on the outside of the can so it won't pull through. Cut the band off on the other side so it is even with the top of the can.
Now, wet your finger,...