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Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:15:23 PM »
 I will be. This early cold is getting me pumped to rattle the antlers in western Montana real soon!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 05:18:22 PM »
I will be this year.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 06:29:15 PM »
 :hello:

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 06:35:07 PM »
Planning My first attempt at rattling in a black tail once the late hunt starts.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 06:44:36 PM »
I will be,  Idaho tomorrow unit 10A, Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow. :IBCOOL:

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 06:50:46 PM »
I will be,  Idaho tomorrow unit 10A, Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow. :IBCOOL:
Hoping the early snow helps ya because you will be about a week or so early for the rut starting. Shoot straight! I leave the 14th for the same unit

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 06:56:01 PM »
I will be,  Idaho tomorrow unit 10A, Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow. :IBCOOL:
Hoping the early snow helps ya because you will be about a week or so early for the rut starting. Shoot straight! I leave the 14th for the same unit
You'll definitely be in great shape timing wise to rattle just don't let it be the blood bath rattle that needs to happen after the 16th.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 07:00:08 PM »
You hunt 10A also dont you 3nails? I think i remember a thread or two of yours from over there

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 07:01:18 PM »
I'll be in 8A the 10th thru the 19th!

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 07:11:11 PM »
You hunt 10A also dont you 3nails? I think i remember a thread or two of yours from over there
Yes! Rattled in and killed some dandies there. Unreal what that unit was and is now. In the late 90's we saw 30 deer a day. A couple years ago I went 5 straight days without seeing a deer. Still killed a 156" buck however.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 07:14:39 PM »
 Some of the areas I will be rattling have cell coverage so I plan on doing several "facebook live" rattles. Tune in if interested!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 07:16:24 PM »
You hunt 10A also dont you 3nails? I think i remember a thread or two of yours from over there
Yes! Rattled in and killed some dandies there. Unreal what that unit was and is now. In the late 90's we saw 30 deer a day. A couple years ago I went 5 straight days without seeing a deer. Still killed a 156" buck however.
Aint that the truth! My dad and buddies have been going since the late 80s and says when they first started they would only see a few other rigs the entire 7-10 days they were there! We have a cabin over there now and get to spend alot more time over there and the deer numbers seem to be getting better again. When are you headed over?

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 07:17:16 PM »
:hello:

7 days till Idaho bound  :tup:
If you have coverage keep us posted on how you are doing.     Everybody!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 07:20:28 PM »
You hunt 10A also dont you 3nails? I think i remember a thread or two of yours from over there
Yes! Rattled in and killed some dandies there. Unreal what that unit was and is now. In the late 90's we saw 30 deer a day. A couple years ago I went 5 straight days without seeing a deer. Still killed a 156" buck however.
Aint that the truth! My dad and buddies have been going since the late 80s and says when they first started they would only see a few other rigs the entire 7-10 days they were there! We have a cabin over there now and get to spend alot more time over there and the deer numbers seem to be getting better again. When are you headed over
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 It does seem like they are bouncing back. A little concerned about last winter though. Planning on the 14th. Maybe sooner if my heart can't take the wait!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 07:48:59 PM »
 Hunt very public land. I've rattled quket, heavy everywhere and every way...  In a boat, with a goat... Never had a response. Every late WA season.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 08:12:21 PM »
Hunt very public land. I've rattled quket, heavy everywhere and every way...  In a boat, with a goat... Never had a response. Every late WA season.
Then this is the year!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 04:53:45 PM »
Tagged, won't be making it to ID this year for WT.  Good luck to everyone, keep us posted

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 04:56:52 PM »
I don't know if it's normal or not but I saw 2 bucks today with huge swollen necks and running around in the middle of the day? Rut starting up a bit early?

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 05:57:13 PM »
:hello:

7 days till Idaho bound  :tup:
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2017, 08:41:39 PM »
My son and I leave for Idaho this Thursday. I just watched your Seminar video again and looking forward to trying some of your tactics. I've rattled for years from a tree stand with no luck so I'm hoping to rattle in a buck for my 11 yr old from the ground. Thanks for posting up the video 3nails!!!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 08:56:53 PM »
My son and I leave for Idaho this Thursday. I just watched your Seminar video again and looking forward to trying some of your tactics. I've rattled for years from a tree stand with no luck so I'm hoping to rattle in a buck for my 11 yr old from the ground. Thanks for posting up the video 3nails!!!
I think you have got your trip timed real well! Keep the rattling toned down for the first few days.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2017, 01:23:12 PM »
Ah, the 2017 rattling thread.  Nothing makes me happier. 

I will be out this weekend for the evening hunts (Idaho), starting each setup with a grunt set to catch any nearby bucks, then gentle rattling after a wait period.  3nails, any thoughts on that?  Congrats again on your massive blacktail- I hope you can follow him up with a masher whitetail! 

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »
For rattling and grunting I actually prefer the pre-rut.  The next few days should be outstanding!!!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2017, 03:12:18 PM »
Going to be rattling this weekend in eastern wa.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »
I also watched 3nails video and I'm getting anxious to give it a try. Leaving for Montana Saturday. Best of luck to everyone.