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Old 08-26-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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When have ya'll found the most success using rattlin antlers?? In the past Ive only rattled in the few days leading up to the peak of the rut but Ive heard different things from different people. Any advice for me to try new this year would be great. Thanks

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Old 08-26-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Myself i rattle during the pre-rut , nothing hard just some light rattle ,then i'll do some grunting.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
 
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I have a very succesful friend at rattlin in deer. He usually will start somewhere in the first week of nov. But, he watches the deers' moods and when they get more aggressive is when he will start. But, he says the key thing to rattlin' is that if you want a big buck to come in then you must use two different antlers and they both have to be big. he says big antlers have a totally different sound then smaller antlers and deer can tell the difference. And keep your eyes downwind cause he says over 80% of those big bucks will come in down wind
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usually late october - mid november.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #5
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As soon as the velvet comes off.

I've seen bachelor groups with velvet hangin' from their heads while they were "sparring".They weren'tvery aggresivebut I could hear their racks bangin' together.

Every once in a while they would stop and "eat" the velvet off of their racks ... this was the third week of September.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:53 AM   #6
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In early Sept. you can start with some little tinklings. The young bucks are starting to spar during this time. Do not rattle aggressively. Just as if the young bucks were playing. It is amazing how curious they are to see the new guy on the block.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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turkeyhunter85-Thanks for the advice. The rattling antlers I use are two sheds I found a few years back. they'd prob score 125-130. Hope thats big enough
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:44 PM   #8
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when you're shakin' and rollin'.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:12 AM   #9
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ive got a ratilin bag... i need to get ahold of some antlers to rattle with..

how much grunting should i do along with rattling

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Last week october and first week of november, starting soft and then getting more and more aggressive as you get closer to the second week of november.
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