The Coffee Can Moose Call

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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, reach in, and squeezing slightly on the band, pull on it.  Don't over wet your fingers.  There should be a little friction there to create the groaning noise as it slips through your finger.  The can will echo the sound perfectly.

I watched my grandfather do this and get responses from multiple bulls up in Maine.  Even just for fun one evening if you live in moose country, give it a try!!!


hunter25's picture

Sounds interesting and if I

Sounds interesting and if I ever get close to any moose I might have to give it a try to see what happens. How far does the sound carry? Doesn't seem like it would go very far but since I have no moose experience I'm not sure what is needed.

groovy mike's picture

easy to make

These calls are easy to make.  But I can't attest to whether they are effective or not.

We tried to use one on my Alaskan hunt, but came home empty handed after 10 days of trying. 

The timing might have been off.  Apparantly we were too early for rut that year, so while we saw cows and calves, I never did see a shooter bull in Alaska. But it might not be the calls fault....

ManOfTheFall's picture

Great tip. If I ever get to

Great tip. If I ever get to moose hunt I will give it a try.

numbnutz's picture

interesting, thanks for

interesting, thanks for sharing