Deano Z It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong to me. Sometimes the birds are just tight lipped for reasons unknown to me. As far as Owl Hoots after sunrise as a rule of thumb I think most guys do switch to a crow or some other caller Hawk, Woodpecker what have ya. I have heard Owl's hooting on there own all times of the day so I wouldn't rule out hooting after sun up. Your trying to get a shock response from the birds so don't rule out anything. They will gobble at all kinds of loud noises at times such as planes, trains and automobiles. If the crow calls and the owl hoots don't work you mite get yourself a truck door and carry it through the woods and slam it from time to time.[:)] JK Hey that mite be the next thing on the market the Primos Truck Door. Your choice of Chevy Dodge Ford or import.
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