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Deer Hunting

rattle bag VS. real antlers

Uploaded on December 03, 2009

What is your opinion? I just bought a rattle bag and I also have real antlers but I'm a bow hunter and I'm not confident using them. So I was wondering what the difference between the flambeu rattle bag and real antlers are? do they sound the same?

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Both will bring deer in, assuming he's in the mood. The bag is less cumbersome which is why i carry one.

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from whitetailkj wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Thank you

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from time2be wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I heard of a story where a man used his knife on his gun stock to rattle in a buck. I forget where I read it, but I fell it is possible even if it might be a young buck.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I have found bucks most receptive to the rattle Late-morning(9-11ish) in November, preferably on frosty morns. I have rattled them in in the afternoon, but very infrequently.

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from deltabuck wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Personally love the rattle bag. Rattled in a decent seven point last week as steve182 said it was 9ish in the morning. not much luck in the afternoons tho. Had a buddy who also uses a primos rattle bag and rattled up a 137 inch 8 pointer at noon. dont know why late morning is so much better than any other time tho

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I prefer real antlers, but the only problem is you have to find them first. I have yet to find a "nice" pair of rattling antlers. Rattle bags work too though. Good luck.

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from rackinup227 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

i also prefer real antlers they each have their pros and cons one with the antlers being the movement it takes to rattle and the transporting of them, the bag is easier to carry takes less to and is less noticeable but it does not sound the same in my opinion as the real deal

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I like real antlers but use both. I think real antlers sound better than plastic or wooden dowels and might just carry a bit more.

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from gatorb8t wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

I use real antlers, I think they sound better although,all types will work at one time or another. To help with the sound of real antlers, try soaking them in water overnight and it will get rid of that lite-tapping sound and make them more of a solid clashing. I use a pair of matching 5x5 157inch with the very tips cut off for safety w/a lanyard to hang them. When packing them, I sewed a piece of velcro onto the back of my pack to strap them down and keep them/me safe while walking around.

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from michael52 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

I use real antlers because you can make more noise.You can rake a tree,slash brush,rattle.It's all good.I've had bucks run to me just by rakeing a tree,try that with a rattle bag.LOL

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from Susanlin wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I think they are different. http://www.simplyrest.com

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from buckshot89 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

i carry a rattle bag because they do sound like real antlers. steve 182 is right, it all depends on the mood of the buck. my uncle brought a massive buck in while digging a hole with post hole diggers... if the buck is out for a fight, they'll come in.

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from boilerup53 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I carry a bag, but only for lack of quality rattling sheds. Bags sound like antlers, but lack the ability to scrape other objects (bushes, limbs, leaves, etc.) to help mimic the other sounds of a deer fight. When I can I borrow and hunt with real horns.

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from Kansaslawman wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I use a bag. Sounds the same. Using real antlers are almost an inconvinence cause of the size. Bag you can just stick in your pack and pull out when you need then put them back when you are done.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Both will bring deer in, assuming he's in the mood. The bag is less cumbersome which is why i carry one.

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from whitetailkj wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Thank you

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from deltabuck wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Personally love the rattle bag. Rattled in a decent seven point last week as steve182 said it was 9ish in the morning. not much luck in the afternoons tho. Had a buddy who also uses a primos rattle bag and rattled up a 137 inch 8 pointer at noon. dont know why late morning is so much better than any other time tho

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from time2be wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I heard of a story where a man used his knife on his gun stock to rattle in a buck. I forget where I read it, but I fell it is possible even if it might be a young buck.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I have found bucks most receptive to the rattle Late-morning(9-11ish) in November, preferably on frosty morns. I have rattled them in in the afternoon, but very infrequently.

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I prefer real antlers, but the only problem is you have to find them first. I have yet to find a "nice" pair of rattling antlers. Rattle bags work too though. Good luck.

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from rackinup227 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

i also prefer real antlers they each have their pros and cons one with the antlers being the movement it takes to rattle and the transporting of them, the bag is easier to carry takes less to and is less noticeable but it does not sound the same in my opinion as the real deal

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I like real antlers but use both. I think real antlers sound better than plastic or wooden dowels and might just carry a bit more.

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from gatorb8t wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

I use real antlers, I think they sound better although,all types will work at one time or another. To help with the sound of real antlers, try soaking them in water overnight and it will get rid of that lite-tapping sound and make them more of a solid clashing. I use a pair of matching 5x5 157inch with the very tips cut off for safety w/a lanyard to hang them. When packing them, I sewed a piece of velcro onto the back of my pack to strap them down and keep them/me safe while walking around.

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from michael52 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

I use real antlers because you can make more noise.You can rake a tree,slash brush,rattle.It's all good.I've had bucks run to me just by rakeing a tree,try that with a rattle bag.LOL

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from Susanlin wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I think they are different. http://www.simplyrest.com

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from buckshot89 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

i carry a rattle bag because they do sound like real antlers. steve 182 is right, it all depends on the mood of the buck. my uncle brought a massive buck in while digging a hole with post hole diggers... if the buck is out for a fight, they'll come in.

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from boilerup53 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I carry a bag, but only for lack of quality rattling sheds. Bags sound like antlers, but lack the ability to scrape other objects (bushes, limbs, leaves, etc.) to help mimic the other sounds of a deer fight. When I can I borrow and hunt with real horns.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Kansaslawman wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I use a bag. Sounds the same. Using real antlers are almost an inconvinence cause of the size. Bag you can just stick in your pack and pull out when you need then put them back when you are done.

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