How to Make a Moose Call

How to Make a Moose Call Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you'll be able to impress your hunting buddies with your backwoods acumen when you pull out your handmade moose call. This is how veteran moose hunter and Canadian guide John Rivet makes his. 1 Go out during early spring, before the leaves pop out and when the sap is flowing, and find a birch tree that is 9 inches in diameter--one that is stunted, if possible--in an overgrown grove. 2 Make an I-shaped cut through the bark, with the vertical cut being about 19 inches long. The bark will peel away very easily if it doesn't actually spring off of its own accord.
3 Store the bark piece flat under some plywood to keep it from curling prematurely.
4 With the white side on the inside, roll the bark into the correct shape (the classic funnel, which looks a lot like a dunce cap), securing the funnel with a self-tapping screw.
5 Trim both ends on a band saw to make the openings even.
6 Drill a series of small holes about 3 inches apart from one end of the funnel to the other in a straight line along the outer edge of the bark. The holes should go through two layers of bark.
7 Reinforce the larger end of the call (optional) with another strip of bark about 1 inch in width. Secure it in place with another self-tapping screw (a large staple from a staple gun will work too) and drill a series of holes about 1 inch apart.
8 Thread the call together with a leather cord. You'll need about 5 feet of cord to sew the call and outer band.

Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you'll be able to impress your hunting buddies with your backwoods acumen when you pull out your handmade moose call. This is how veteran moose hunter and Canadian guide John Rivet makes his.