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Best time for rattling?

Old 09-16-2005, 02:53 PM
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is it true that rattling is most effective about a week before the rut really kicks in? so pretty much in the pre rut. or am i wrong? any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:13 PM
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is it true that rattling is most effective about a week before the rut really kicks in? so pretty much in the pre rut. or am i wrong? any help would be appreciated.
Hunt, I would save rattling for private property and not WMA's, it's a good way
to get shot, especially in Ocala.
I would think that would be the best time, just before and during the rut. You
have to check with the WMA officefor the dates on the area you want to hunt.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:34 PM
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oh sorry i should've been more specific. i'm ment to put in for ky. i'll be up there about a week before the bucks will start tending or a little longer before.
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Hunt, contact the Wildlife Office in the area you are going to hunt in
KY, a wildlife officer will have some answers for youabout the rut.
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:04 PM
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Pre rut and rut....but not too hard and not too long... as you rattle and after you rattle... be looking all around you,,,,be ready to shoot,,The bucks will be in and out on perimeters checking for the battle. I recommend a rattle bag tied around your neck to allow for quick gun handling and target acquisition.. Bow hunting... same thing ....Just make sure your string is long enuf so that the bag rest near your sternum which should be out of your draw/aim area...simple way to be successful...you can rattle with one hand with them bags.. try it!! Like scratchin yur belly...HAW HAW
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