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Question by buddyboy564. Uploaded on November 02, 2010
Other guys will be able to help you more than me, but generally speaking, just periodically. I have heard every 30 minutes thrown around before.
Although I rarely use one, I have been told that many people grunt every 15 to 20 minutes.
I'll lightly grunt every thirty mins, then if nothing shows, I'll really let the buck roar about once an hour. First time I let out a roar, I recieved an immediate response from a knoll to my north. !0 mins later a 145 class chocolate horned buck circles downwind of me. Had it been rifle season, he'd been mine.
Cgull, my dad had the same thing happen! He said he wasn't gettin much with the light stuff, so he let out two real heavy grunts and within minutes had a huge buck come crashin in thrashin its antlers against small trees lookin for a fight.
I hit the buck roar on a quiet calm night once and awhile haven't had much success with it yet but its the chance a big rutting mature buck hears it and comes in...
Otherwise i hit tending grunts walking in the last 40 yards to my stand this i have had luck with a spike coming in as i sat down in my stand last week. I usually try to avoid grunting im alittle nervous i may be scaring deer away, so i use it when i can see deer and throw out challenge weeze and grunt.
I try not to do alot of grunting until i can see the dear i really only use it to pull deer into range because then i can see how they react to the call. But i just killed my biggest buck a 150 class 12 and i did no calling. Another small buck smelled my doe in heat and his grunts attracted the big boy.
I grunt 3 to 5 times in a minute, then I wait 30 minutes to call again, I will call more if I see deer that I don't think heard the call or deer that are walking away from me and I want to try to get them to come back to me
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