What Does Moose Sound Like?

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Whether a new or seasoned hunter, you may have come across some sounds that left you wondering whether they were moose sound. Moose do indeed produce different sounds and probably what you heard was coming from one.  In this article, therefore, we look at various sounds that moose make. 

Research has found that moose can produce several sounds, linked to specific occasions and emotions.  For example, when they come across others of their kind, you will hear them whining.  This is a sound used as a friendly way of greeting or attracting other animals and mostly produced by the cows.  

Moose are found in various Northern parts of North America and Eurasia. 

Moose Sounds

Female Moose Sounds

What Does Whining Sound Like?

It is a low sound that the cows make without opening their mouth. Cows produce this sound to bring in close hung-up bulls. You will hear the cow using this sound when the estrus is high, and also it will make the sound if it is unsuccessful in enticing a bull. Usually, it comes in three or two-shot parts: “errh,” “err,” and “errah.”  The sound may take two to three seconds.  Check out this YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTg-LOokes

How to Imitate Moose Whining Sound?

If you want to imitate the call’s sound, you whine when your mouth is almost closed as if you are humming.  But you have to make the” r” the base.

How Does the Sound of a Cow Communicating with Young Ones Sound Like?

Most times, a cow will use different sounds at different times. An example is when a cow is communicating with a calf, in most cases, they use low grunts. 

The low grunt sounds like “errrh.”  When you are practicing to produce the sound, you start with the pitch sound “r.”  To get the nasal twang sound, you need the following.  The tongue should be rolled back so that it touches the roof of your mouth and says the letter.  

The next step would be to cup your hands around the mouth in a calling position and, from the bottom, plug off the nostrils with your index fingers.  With the tongue rolled, say the letter” r”; the tongue should remain in the same place.   There will be a difference in nasal sounds. The “r” sound will sound “rrrrh.”  This is the fundamental pitch and tone of cows. 

To make the above sound a communication grunt, push the diaphragm and the lungs to eject the sound by a quick pull of the stomach muscles.  If you make the sound correctly, you will make a similar sound as:” errrh.”   The sounds are soft versions used to call cows, and the louder version is used to stop running bull.  Seldom do the sounds exceed one second.

What Do the Moose Cows Sound Like During the Rut?

During the rut season, which starts towards the end of August, cows produce longer calls to attract bulls.  The call is made by merely extending the sound of the communication grunt and a basic call sound as an “errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrah” sound.  The sound is produced by controlling the stomach muscles’ and pressure put on against the diaphragm.  Usually, it is 8 to 10 seconds.

When a cow is on heat, it doesn’t repeat the same call over and over; they usually combine calls of different sequences and lengths.  The sequence is as follows: single calls, two parts, three parts, four-part in random arrangements. 

To imitate the calls, start with a 2-to-3 seconds call followed by 6-to 8 seconds call, 4-5 second call, and end with a 2-second call ran together. Try it like a cow taking breaths between individual parts. “Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrahh.” short gasp. “Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrahh.” And also small breath “Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrahh.” and “Eerrrrrrrrrrahh.”

What Do the Sounds of a Moose Bull Sound Like?

 In most cases,   you will hear a moose bull grunt when in search of a lonely cow or when challenging other bulls. These grunts have an “ooooh” sound. Think of a long “o,” like open. The second grunt you will hear is the “oou-wah,” and will merge with “oou” and “wah.” The 3rd is the “errr-oough,” conjoining “errr” and “oough.” And the last sound is the “err-aah,” merging “err” and “aah.”

For you to yield these sounds, you will have to pull the abdominal muscles to force the diaphragm therefore force the lungs to make a sharp sound.  Hunters use this sound to draw a bull away from a cow and when they want the bull to come nearly to them. 

For the male and female (bull and cow), they communicate during the mating period. The cow entices the bull with a nasal-toned bawling while the bull responds with a coughing bellow.

How Do Young Moose Sound Like?

 Newborn calf makes a low grunt. A few days later, the calf develops and starts to have a strident wail that sounds like a human being.   

How Does an Angry Moose Call Sound Like?

When moose are in an angry mood, especially when they are challenging each other to win cows, and also when they are responding to calls, they do so by producing deep short grunts at intervals of 2 to 3 seconds.   The grunts range from hiccups to explosive coughing sounds. To imitate the angry bull sounds, short “U” or “Ugh”!!  and “Ugh”!! is the easiest way to imitate them. 

Warning:  if you want to imitate an angry bull moose you should be very careful since it can easily attack you. Remember, moose are very aggressive.

How Does a Moose Warning Call Sound Like?