RE: How do you call deer in close early in season?
Contact calls and buck grunts. I've called more buck in than doe cause simply put, I don't try to call in does.....so when I see bucks out of range and I call to them it's usually a buck grunt, sutle and nonagressive. I've called in bucks from opening morn, usually the first weekend in Oct through the season and into the rut. I've also called in bucks with light sparring of the antlers. I never get aggressive early on.
Good Luck and Good Shooting