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!
The quandary of all hunters is how do I give myself the best chance to take home a trophy animal after shelling out hundreds of dollars for that coveted tag in another state. I face this issue this year with an Antelope tag in Colorado. Now I know that Antelope should be the easiest tag to fill in NorthWest Colorado. They are everywhere, but how do we give ourselves the best chance to take home that one animal that eludes everyone else. My advice, first and foremost, is don't shoot your...