6. "In 1972, I guided a plumber who had a little curled-up gas pipe that he bugled with. Later, I met a kid who had a flute he bought at Wall Drug that made a passable bugle. These days, bugle calls are everywhere. But they're overrated. Bulls that come to bugles don't live long. That's why many of the best bulls don't respond to them. Look: If you walk into a bar and shout, 'I can whip anyone in here,' maybe one dumb guy will say, 'Try me.' But the smart ones--including the big, smart ones--will just go back to what they were doing. Sure, when bugling works, it's better than sex. So a lot of guys want to hunt that way. I tell them the truth: It can work. But bulls bugle to bring estrous cows to them, so it's better to let the bull bugle you in. Keep him talking while you slip into range for the shot."