by Ingenious
Mar 21, 2017
Old black and white picture of a man blowing on a horn while standing on the shores of a lake
Megaphone / Canada Dept. of Interior/Library and Archives Canada

The best way to call a moose.

Why change something that’s worked perfectly for thousands of years? Today’s moose hunters have no reason to adapt the megaphones used by their Ojibway and Attiamek predecessors. Made out of birchbark, bound with spruce roots, and secured with leather straps, these devices amplify and direct the sound of the moose call, attracting the creatures to the hunters. While today’s versions may be made out of different materials – plastic and whatnot – the enduring Aboriginal megaphone is still the best way to call a moose.

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