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When should i use my deer call? and my antler rattling? i can't seem to ever find the right time to use them.

Question by Live2Hunt. Uploaded on October 28, 2009

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I will start using mine in about a week, usually first part of November, with my best success around the 15th of November. I like to mix a little rattling with a couple grunt tubes and doe bleat cans...try and sound like a group of deer, seems to work the best for me....

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from theoutdoorfever wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I like to grunt and rattle in the mornings, not so much in the afternoon. If I see a buck that is not going to come any closer I will start off with a grunt call then go to rattling if that doesn't work. From now and on into the rut calling should work better and better. Good Luck.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've been using mine,but the bucks freeze up just out of bow range.I'll start rattling as soon as I can see at least 50-yards in the woods,usually in the morning.

A friend rattled, midday this past week end and 2-bucks came charging in only to find my buddy's safety off,and the sound of a black powder,sending metal to meet meat. It produced a 12-pointer with a pair of double-split brow tines.

Live2Hunt-
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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Cold mornings in November

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Any time you are where you think there are bucks near. Do a grunt and rattle series to simulate a battle for dominance. Then sit quiet and look for something to come lookin for the fight. Take your shot!

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from neuman23 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I like to rattle mid morning in later october/ early november. No specific reason, just seems to work best for me. As for other deer calls, you can use a doe bleat year round to get a deers attention, but buck grunts I tend to use more in mid october through early december. No preference on the time of day for grunting and bleating, but I only do it when I see a deer wont come in or present a shot.

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from swilmot1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

The last issue of field and stream Titled the Rut has alot of good info that seems to be right on about calling and rattling check it out

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I will start using mine in about a week, usually first part of November, with my best success around the 15th of November. I like to mix a little rattling with a couple grunt tubes and doe bleat cans...try and sound like a group of deer, seems to work the best for me....

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from theoutdoorfever wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I like to grunt and rattle in the mornings, not so much in the afternoon. If I see a buck that is not going to come any closer I will start off with a grunt call then go to rattling if that doesn't work. From now and on into the rut calling should work better and better. Good Luck.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've been using mine,but the bucks freeze up just out of bow range.I'll start rattling as soon as I can see at least 50-yards in the woods,usually in the morning.

A friend rattled, midday this past week end and 2-bucks came charging in only to find my buddy's safety off,and the sound of a black powder,sending metal to meet meat. It produced a 12-pointer with a pair of double-split brow tines.

Live2Hunt-
Let us know how you do!

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Cold mornings in November

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Any time you are where you think there are bucks near. Do a grunt and rattle series to simulate a battle for dominance. Then sit quiet and look for something to come lookin for the fight. Take your shot!

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from neuman23 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I like to rattle mid morning in later october/ early november. No specific reason, just seems to work best for me. As for other deer calls, you can use a doe bleat year round to get a deers attention, but buck grunts I tend to use more in mid october through early december. No preference on the time of day for grunting and bleating, but I only do it when I see a deer wont come in or present a shot.

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from swilmot1 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

The last issue of field and stream Titled the Rut has alot of good info that seems to be right on about calling and rattling check it out

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