Well, it's pretty fun to practice during the moose pre-season scouting trips. Since scouting is the primary reason I'm there, sometimes it's hard to be patient and give the call a long enough time to do its magic! Maybe towards the end of the day, when you've found a moosey area.
Another good time to see how effective your calls are is when you see a moose. More often than not, even if they're starting to beat feet out of the area, they'll stop for a call and occasionally come back to investigate.
I was kind of embarrassed when I first started calling. Sort of sounded like goose farts on a muggy day, but I kept practicing and by and by got to where they consistantly sounded a lot more like the calls on my instructional tape. Guess the moral there is to keep practicing!
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...