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Old 10-26-2010, 05:51 AM
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I was just wanting to know if anyone has tried any rattling or calling of any type yet this year. If you have what type of calling did you do and was it sucessful and what part of the U.S. are you in.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:05 AM
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I personally have never tried rattling... I may give it a try sometime this year just to see if it works. I am from indiana our area is flat and we have 30 acre woods or so and lots of wide open fields in between. I have had a lot of success in the past years using the primos buck roar calls they seem to work really great. I used it to get the buck in my avatar closer to my tree last friday. I like to be vocal tho if they can hear you they will probably come check it out.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:02 AM
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I have only had good luck with the grunt calls so far.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:15 AM
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Tried rattling 2 days in a row last week with no luck,next week I will most likely go to urine and calls,I am not sure how well the bucks respond to rattling in my area I do know across the road on some public ground around 3 years ago a friend and I was hunting the rut,I had a good 10-12 point buck coming at me and my friend was about 80 yards or so away and he started to rattle the buck turned and ran for cover so I am a little skeptical of using antlers in my area.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:19 AM
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Little early yet for rattling where I am at. I pull out the horns 1st or 2nd week of November once I see the chasing has begun. I had great luck rattling as well as a snort wheeze, buck grunt so so, not so much with a doe bleat or grunt.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:55 PM
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Haven't done either this season but two seasons ago the day was getting late and I had only seen a couple does in the distance so in a last ditch effort I did a little rattling and within 3 minutes or so a buck came in at almost a slow run looking for a fight. Once he stepped into a shooting lane I gave him a little grunt and dropped him. Now he's on my wall... If the conditions are right and the deer are in rut, rattling can be very effective! Probably a little early for rattling this season but give it a few more weeks and it will be prime.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:44 PM
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no luck grunting or rattling here in Northern NY yet...
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:36 AM
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I have had luck grunting but they were still young yet. (a spike & a broken rack 4pt. (sb 6pt.)
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:42 AM
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Called this one in on Saturday with a can in Georgia.
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