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Old 09-18-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
 
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Default How do you call deer in close early in season?

I've had success calling buck in with bleat and grunt calls but usually in pre-rut and during full rut. I know buck in early season respond differently than they do during rut stages. I've seen shooters in the past out of bow range and I get little to no response when I try to call in a subtle manner. I'd like to hear some opinions about calling these early season bucks into bow range.
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Old 09-18-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default RE: How do you call deer in close early in season?

I have used a fawn in disstress call with good luck early in the season on both bucks and does .
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Old 09-18-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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Default 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.
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