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Old 10-21-2012, 06:27 AM
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I am new to bow hunting and was wondering if anyone blind calls with a grunt tube or waits until a buck is sited? If so when do you start in the AM?

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:50 AM
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i will blind call right at dawn and dusk, about 5 min before its to dark to shoot just to see if anything will come, and they have before. Other than that i only use a grunt tube when i see a buck that wanders out of range or is headed the other direction to try and get them in distance.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:56 AM
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usually works during rut here..if the dont like the snort/wheeze, then i throw a bleet..usually if they dont like one, they want the other. i never had much luck out of the rut.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by huntingkidPA View Post
i will blind call right at dawn and dusk, about 5 min before its to dark to shoot just to see if anything will come, and they have before. Other than that i only use a grunt tube when i see a buck that wanders out of range or is headed the other direction to try and get them in distance.
This is how I use a tube as well. I'll use the Can more often than a grunt tube though.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:08 AM
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My experience:
Blind calling with a grunt usually produces younger deer (spikes & fork horns) and it works best as other said, right at sunrise / sunset.

Grunting at a buck during the rut will usually turn him unless he is locked with a hot doe. I've had better luck using a snort wheeze, especially if the buck is with a doe during the peak of the rut but that buck will usually not wander far from the hot doe.

I have had very little luck blind calling 140+ class deer, my thought is they don't get to be that age without limiting the number of chances they take.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by *twodogs* View Post
My experience:
Blind calling with a grunt usually produces younger deer (spikes & fork horns) and it works best as other said, right at sunrise / sunset.

Grunting at a buck during the rut will usually turn him unless he is locked with a hot doe. I've had better luck using a snort wheeze, especially if the buck is with a doe during the peak of the rut but that buck will usually not wander far from the hot doe.

I have had very little luck blind calling 140+ class deer, my thought is they don't get to be that age without limiting the number of chances they take.
This is my experience as well. I would lower the class deer that respond to about 100", though. Maybe 110".
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 PM
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Maybe its just me, and Im no expert... But I call in more bucks with rattling than I do with grunting.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:35 AM
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Maybe its just me, and Im no expert... But I call in more bucks with rattling than I do with grunting.
For bigger bucks, I agree totally. I have never had a buck over 120" come running over a grunt call, but have had several large bucks come immediately to rattling.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:18 PM
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Myself, I have found that rattling will make a more curious buck come in before the grunting and bleats.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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I grunted at a big 8 this morning and all he did was perk his ears and walk away... Maybe its a little early, but he was only 70 yards away and wouldnt come any closer. Grunting didnt do squat.
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