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I put one layer of duct tape around the outside of the can. It seems to give it a little deeper tone. The larger can seems to project the sound louder but smaller cans probably would be o.k. too. Check out http://www.sherryfelix.com/MOOSE.htm for recorded moose vocalizations.

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Thanks Dougw: I'll give them both a try. I called in a moose this year using vocals, but I don't feel that my voice carries vary well. Another trick I used was a shoulder blade from last years moose to rub on small trees, sounds like a bull thrashing brush and that seen to carry very well. Any way using both we got a nice Bull, about 1000 lbs. Thanks again

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Thanks for all of the info guys.
Will give it a try in the future.

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Maineguide, if you give the can calling a whirl, I would be interested in hearing how it works out.

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Bitmasher, I will let you know on how it works.
It sounds like fun to try.

But it won't be until the fall of 2003

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Off topic I know...but I'm interested if there's a sight that has recorded "deer vocalizations" like the one you gave for moose. The only ones I've ever heard are that frustratingly contemptuous snort they give while you watch the white flag bounce away through the bush.

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Never mind...found one. I put the link in the E Canada forum.

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Doug I'm guessing you are in"p" zone?

I saw a big one brought in to the hatchery in Bennington when I was visiting friends there.

you'd think out of 17 guys putting in for three states we'd get drawn more than we do, but we are lucky to get one per year our of the group.

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Bare Back Jack: Try the 'Buck Expert' Pro Bull Moose Call (http://www.buckexpert.com). Worked well together with the can/string call for my son and me. Good luck on your sheep hunt...don't have too many of those here in VT.

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Some of our guides use a big Birch bark call made in the shape of a funnel. About 20" long.

Others use several varations of the can and string. Most strings are old cotton boot laces.You must wet them for the right sound.

I just use cupped hands and make the cow call first. Then later maybe a bull grunt if I hear some action in the bush.

DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT call too much. They can spot a phony call if they hear it too often. These animals have ears like radar and can home in on you, so always go off a little bit from where you want to set up, otherwise they will walk right up to you, too close to shoot.

You can easily fool a young bull, but older ones will spot any improper moose language and you will never see them.

20+ years of calling them has not made me an expert, but I've helped carry out a good many.

Regards,

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