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Question by beev72. Uploaded on August 11, 2009
pre rut, find the does and you will find the bucks. Do not use scent too early because the deer will know. I would wait until you are sure there is sum rutting activity going on before you put any out. I think the name of the good stuff is "code blue" in the blue bottle.
I avoid estrous scent during the pre-rut but have used doe and buck urine during pre-rut.
I'll use an occasional low volume doe bleat or buck grunt while still hunting and will answer a buck's grunt. Interesting, but I rarely hear doe bleats but often hear grunts.
You could use Tink's Natural Attraction. It simulates a new food source in the area. It attracts both buck and does.
I avoid scent whenever possible until rut. Your deer should be in the same pattern they were when you scouted them in the summer.
If I'm climbing up to my tree stand, I use raccoon urine on my boots,and if I'm sneaky stalking,which I do 99% of the time,I use fox scent on my boots.
I don't actually spray my boots,but a homemade pad that I drag with my boots.
But ... before I start out, and periodically through out the day, I use burning leaves smoke,to cover my upper body,and from time to time,especially if it's hot,I spray myself,and my hat and head, with dilluted cedar water to stay cool and collected.
I forgot about the grunt. I use low level grunts to get the attention of any buck that maybe heading away from my direction, to see if I can turn him my way.
I use the Primos can,doe in heat,starting about the third week of October when the bucks start to get a little rambunctious.I also use the rattlin' racks,but only tickle them, as must junior bucks are beginning to feel their wild oats,and begin their sparring.I may use this rattlin' ticklin',as early as the first week in October,if the conditions are right.
The fourth week of October, is when I get loud with the grunts and rattling racks, to call in the bucks who are cruising for love.
I will use a little Trails End 309 early season, or a little food based scent, corn or apple. Do not use liberally. In late October i will start using an "Active Scrape" scent, followed by Estrous scents All thru November. I will use estrous earlier, in late October, only when i see heavy chasing going on.
I cannot express to you how well a bleet call works when bucks are chasing and does aren't quite ready to stand for them. I've had numerous bucks abort the chase and RUN to my bleet. Really neat to watch. Horny bastards.
the 1 and only call i use is a doe in a can.i cant tell you how many deer i have called in with this call.it truely is unbeliveable how far a deer can hear you i called in one 2 years ago from about 600-700 yards away. i hit the call the first time he just looked around i hit it again and here he came right to me but he stopped out of range so he lived to see another day
Regular doe urine worked good for me last year. Not the estrus,but regular doe urine. Dipped both ends of a Qtip and flipped them 360 degrees. Used a grunt call about 2-3 times every 15 minutes. Had a big buck walk not 10 feet right in front of me. I was sitting in a high feild and was surprised I couldn't even get a shot off. He walked straight to a persimon tree and started to eat. When I started to draw my longbow when his head was down. He ran out in a J shap and looked directly at me for about 2 minutes before he blew, he blew once more and bolted. I hope I can close the deal in two weeks. I am going to try same startegy. I would be gratefull for any more helpful hints.
I love a low volume dow bleat call. Not too often. I often feel that it doesn't necessarily pull them in quick, but rather directs their movement a little towards where another deer might be, and they can feel comfortable that the coast is clear.
Agreed with 2Poppa and + 1 for you sir!!!
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