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Old 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM
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(.) (.) real
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:40 PM
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I have had good luck with a rattle bag. Easier to carry and sounds enough like the real thing to work OK. Probably nothing like the real thing but they are too hard to carry for a tracking still hunter. The bag sits right in my game pouch or fanny pack and is always there and ready to use.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:33 PM
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I have not noticed a difference in deer response from real antlers to rattle bag/fake antlers, so I use a rattle bag (albeit occassionaly).
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:50 PM
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i use real, but i understand the advantages of a rattle bag; im quite confused though as to why anyone would use fake antlers. i mean they are still hard to carry and they dont sound as good imo. ive always thought this when i see them at bass pro, any thoughts??
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:53 PM
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i used to use real antlers but they got old and started to crack so i switched to Knight and Hale's rattle bag
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:42 PM
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I have rattled buck in with both but id trust the real deal ene day.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:27 AM
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i use real, but i understand the advantages of a rattle bag; im quite confused though as to why anyone would use fake antlers. i mean they are still hard to carry and they dont sound as good imo. ive always thought this when i see them at bass pro, any thoughts??
I have a pair of the fake ones, never use them anymore and they really don't sound that good. A pain in the AZZ to carry to be sure.Another issue is one of danger. In a crowded public setting I shudder to think about clashing any type antler together, raking trees etc. That rattle bag really works and is a part of my hunt no matter where I am hunting.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:11 AM
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Bag, easier to carry and easier to control. You can use them with one hand if you want to.

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Old 11-05-2008, 08:05 PM
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im considering switchin to a rattle bag. it seems soooo much easier
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:56 PM
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Real!
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