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Wild Animal Sound Bytes

Audio Download Section

In this section of the site we have published a growing selection of wild animal sounds in a wav and MP3 file format. Some of these downloads are suitable for hunting situations such as coyote and similar predator hunting scenarios where the sound of a rabbit or fawn in distress symbolizes a calling card that lunch is right around the corner. Other audio files such as the deer and elk sections are popular for those who are brushing up on their calling abilities. Most of the remaining files are good reference points for identifying the many different sounds that an individual may encounter while hunting or, in some instances, right outside their doorstep.

Deer, Moose, And Elk Wav And MP3 Files

Cougar, Lynx, Panther, And Bobcat Wav And MP3 Files

Coyote, Fox, And Wolf Wav and MP3 Files

Owls, Crows, Duck, Geese, Grouse, And Turkey Wav And MP3 Files

Bear, Squirrel, Piglets, Prairie Dog, And Rabbit Wav And MP3 Files


  1. Bertie
    March 2, 2010    

    Very neat, I always wondered what the different cats sounded like. Thank you, for sharing.

  2. Audrey
    March 21, 2010    

    I’m reading “When Rabbit HOwls” right now. IT’s a true story about a multiple personality. One personality was a woman called “Rabbit.” She howled when the “core” person came close to remembering what horrible thing happened to her to make her have multiples. Then the woman would have no recall of it. It’s said that the rabbit’s howl (or scream) Is really mind boggling. I just had to see for myself. What I heard on here wasn’t really horrible though. Just another animal sound.

  3. Anonymous
    May 10, 2010    

    that was great now i know the sound what i heard in the woods are coyotes

  4. Eric
    May 19, 2010    

    Type your comment here.
    I heard a sound in the woods when I was turkey hunting that I thought was a cougar.
    Turns out it must have been a bobcat. Sounded exactly like the sound bit.

  5. Scared!
    June 24, 2010    

    I live in Northern Ohio. Been on a farm all my life and heard something 2 weeks ago at 2 a.m. that woke me up and made the hair stand up on my arms. It was SO loud it woke birds. On your site I found Fox Yell. That is as close as I can come to the hair raising experience ! Thank you for you sound bites !

  6. CB
    June 29, 2010    

    I am so glad you have this site available. It’s about 2:30am and have the windows open. It’s oddly cool for the end of June in Arkansas. Anyway, I heard a noise I did not recognize at all. It sounded like a cross between a cat and a dog hurt/in distress. After listening to the Fox sounds on here, I decided that is what is had to have been. I’m sure glad to know that now!

  7. chance
    May 5, 2011    

    Rabbit scream is awesome. i herd something like this the other night at the farm. almost pooped myself is was so loud.

  8. Ken hagerman
    June 14, 2011    

    I live in Southern West Virginia, for years my family has heard this sound. We have called it the hollow monster,thanks to this site i have solved the mystery. It is a Grey fox barking. Thanks for this site KEN,,

  9. Anonomous
    July 6, 2011    

    how do you download a sound

  10. Clinton
    September 23, 2011    

    ive searched all over for a wolverine growl. why is it hard to find one?

  11. Caleb
    November 6, 2011    

    Iv heard a sound just like the red fox yell and the animal was a white dog like figure can anone help find out what it was? Also I hunt and my dads been hunting on this land for 15 years and almost never not seen a deer for 2 years now for rifle hunting we havent seen or heard a thing. they are always seen a little ways into the woods and in the field but now there all gone what should I do? did they move into the woods farther back or did they move into the swamp in the back HELP! Last Insted of buying calls im putting them on my ipod does anyone know where I can get very accurate deer calls not videos just sounds? HURRY AND HELP DONT HAVE MUCH TIME!!!

  12. Ray
    February 4, 2012    

    We heard the crazy and scariest noise in October 2011 upon Price county wi. Know we know what it was. Thanks!

  13. stanisbell
    March 14, 2012    

    To Audrey about “When Rabbit Howls.” I read the same book and recalled as a kid catching live rabbits and when they let out that “scream” it sounds just like a woman being tortured. A sound that sent shivers up the spines of the cops listening to her story as she tried to “school” them on the harrowing nightmares of some “beasts” that conceal themselves in the bodies of what appear to be men.

  14. sanfordk59
    May 3, 2012    

    Years ago I was calling for my cat to come in. It was just after 1am. I was doing the kitty call. After each kitty call, I waited to see if she was coming. We lived close to some woods, and after the second time of calling the cat, a sound came from the woods that made my hair stand up. After each time I did the kitty call, the sound would come from the woods. The only way I can describe it, is, It started at a low tone and gradually went to a higher tone. Does anyone have any idea what it could have been? Sure would like to know after all these yrs. thank you.

  15. Judi
    June 10, 2012    

    I just heard sounds in the back (I live in a small subdivision – in a cul de sac – with a private air strip off to the side) in the NW Houston area. No clue what it was, but scared the krap out of me. Over the years I’ve heard a number of different animal sounds (coyote, rabbits and squirrels in distress, deer, etc.) but this wasn’t anything like those. I also heard a Great Horned Owl a couple of times after hearing the scary sounds. I THINK what I might have heard was a young GHO… except the sounds I was hearing weren’t as high-pitched as the sound byte on here. Might anyone know what was making the sounds?

  16. dusty
    June 10, 2012    

    Judi I do have an idea as I went through the same exact process as you thinking I was hearing a great horned owl. it turned out to be a fox. A gray fox to be exact. And how did I find out? The fox walked right through my yard and before fading into the forest he stopped and made the exact same sound I had heard. A fox yell. I heard it many nights afterward and if I may say so your area really sounds suitable for the adaptive fox.

  17. Sonya
    June 17, 2012    

    We live in rural Maine and often hear coyotes, owls, and other wild animals in the night. But last night I heard something I’ve never heard before, and thanks to this site I’ve figured out what it was. It’s mid-June and still cool at night but last night we had the windows open. At 1:30 a.m. I was wakened out of a sound sleep by the weirdest, scariest animal cries. Made all my hair stand on end! It was a kind of screaming/screeching sound, like an animal in great distress, and went on for over a minute. After listening to the clips of the red fox yipping and the foxes fighting, I now know it was a red fox. Great sound clips!

  18. Liz
    June 28, 2012    

    You need to add a fisher cat (marten) yell.

  19. Hunter S Foxson
    July 4, 2012    

    It is called a ‘ Murder of Crows ‘ not a – ‘ Group of Crows ‘

  20. Hunter S Foxson
    July 4, 2012    

    I must say this is one of the best animal SFX sites on the web
    Question , where do I put my email address ?

  21. jennifer
    July 13, 2012    

    can some one help me ive been hearing werid nosies out here and its none of them on here i dont know what it could be. all i know all our animals are scard of it. please help.. my email is

    right me or send me some sounds to help i live in michigan.
  22. tom burns
    July 27, 2012    

    anyone know what animal whistles to each other. Camping in Vermont last night we heard it for the third time in 2 years. 2 separate animals calling to each other with a rising whistle, like the notes so, la, tee, do. They moved through the woods calling back and forth from sunset to sunrise. We know there are foxes, fishers and bears in the area.

  23. trina
    October 2, 2012    

    Now I feel little better bout go n out at nite during months of April n October. We’ve been in our home for 5 yrs now n have heard this noise during those two months. Asked game warden what it would b he said bobcat. Thanks to ur site I now know its a fox. But what’s strange is I am n middle of town n a subdivision so where r they coming from.

  24. Dave
    October 9, 2012    

    I live in Southern Ontario. I’ve heard this sound on my way to a tree stand it had my friend and I literally holding each other due to the volume of this cry, I now know that this was a bobcat , I didn’t think anything in the forest could be that loud it sounded like an ambulance in my ear. Thanks