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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2017, 05:17:25 PM »
I spotted a few bucks in a brushy draw yesterday about 200yards away and I watched them for awhile to make sure they didn't know I was there then I rattled and grunted. I could see they heard me and one of them just walked away and the other two just went back to eating. Is it just too early?

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2017, 05:26:31 PM »
Hey WA hunter 14-

3nails may want to weigh in on this, but I will share what I have observed.  There is a big difference between the first week of November and the second and (especially!) third week.  When the behavior switches, you will notice it!  What has worked for me in the past is to just be out there, try rattling and grunting, and keep it up until "the switch comes on". 

Best of luck to you!!!

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 05:39:05 PM »
Alright I'll keep after it, thanks!   Is there a place to watch 3nails videos? YouTube?

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2017, 05:53:56 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!
Sounds like very good plan. Just make sure to wait at least 5 silent/still minutes before starting to rattle after grunting.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 05:59:25 PM »
I spotted a few bucks in a brushy draw yesterday about 200yards away and I watched them for awhile to make sure they didn't know I was there then I rattled and grunted. I could see they heard me and one of them just walked away and the other two just went back to eating. Is it just too early?
Hey WA hunter 14-

3nails may want to weigh in on this, but I will share what I have observed.  There is a big difference between the first week of November and the second and (especially!) third week.  When the behavior switches, you will notice it!  What has worked for me in the past is to just be out there, try rattling and grunting, and keep it up until "the switch comes on". 

Best of luck to you!!!
About exactly as elkboy said. They'll slip in for a peak now, come charging in for a fight in  7-10 days from now.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2017, 06:04:44 PM »
Got the Palouse whitetail tag, will be over there November 13-19. Going to be pretty fun for my first time hunting whitetails and rattling a bit!

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2017, 07:27:26 PM »
I will be trying from North Carolina again this year...one of these years I'll have some luck...

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2017, 07:31:41 PM »
Pulled out some Mule deer sheds. Going to give rattling a try this coming weekend for some whitetails. Snow is already on the ground so some pre rut action should be kicking in.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2017, 07:48:48 PM »
Hey Jeff, have you ever put out a buck/doe decoy 10 or 20 yrds off to the side of you while rattling? Just wondering if a visual aid might help bring them in. I know on public land you have to be real careful when using decoys. Thanks for any insight.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2017, 08:30:35 PM »
Hey Jeff, have you ever put out a buck/doe decoy 10 or 20 yrds off to the side of you while rattling? Just wondering if a visual aid might help bring them in. I know on public land you have to be real careful when using decoys. Thanks for any insight.
No but I'd love to! The areas I hunt are too far in and steep to pack a decoy however. I saw on a video somewhere of a dude wearing a deer hat with ears stalking a buck during archery season. That could be interesting but probably not very smart during rifle season.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2017, 08:35:45 PM »
Alright I'll keep after it, thanks!   Is there a place to watch 3nails videos? YouTube?
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2017, 09:19:37 PM »
I have a pair of the Montana decoys "The Dream Team" buck and doe. They weigh less than 5 lbs with the stakes. I'll give it a shot and let you know what kind of response we get. Thanks again for your help!
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2017, 10:25:16 PM »
I'm going to try rattling for my first time this year but I don't have any antlers big enough for rattling besides whats mounted on my wall. Any suggestions on store bought rattling setups?
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2017, 05:24:56 AM »
Cut the ones off your mounted deer. :chuckle:

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2017, 05:41:21 AM »
Go to the nearest antler buyer and buy some(that's what I did)

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2017, 03:54:37 PM »
Cut the ones off your mounted deer. :chuckle:

 :chuckle: the thought crossed my mind
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2017, 04:46:25 PM »
I'm going to try rattling for my first time this year but I don't have any antlers big enough for rattling besides whats mounted on my wall. Any suggestions on store bought rattling setups?

If you were closer I would let you borrow some. Do you know anyone that found some sheds this year? Soak those in water and use them...  :dunno:
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2017, 10:00:18 PM »
Albacore, the better white meat.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2017, 10:52:16 PM »
I'm heading to Kettle Falls area the 15th-19th. Never hunted the late hunt in the NE corner but have done that same time frame in North Idaho. I'll be pulling out the rattling antlers again this year, hopefully the timing is right for this area.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2017, 04:48:10 AM »
I'm heading to Kettle Falls area the 15th-19th. Never hunted the late hunt in the NE corner but have done that same time frame in North Idaho. I'll be pulling out the rattling antlers again this year, hopefully the timing is right for this area.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2017, 09:42:43 AM »
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2017, 10:11:13 AM »
 Any action from anyone yet?
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2017, 10:30:23 AM »
Some of the areas I will be rattling have cell coverage so I plan on doing several "facebook live" rattles. Tune in if interested!

What's your Facebook where I can find this ?

I'm sitting and nervously anticipating the late archery season for blacktails here. We have 3 or 4 bucks coming in during day hours, but if that stops I may try rattling to pull them out a bit early.
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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 10:32:48 AM »
The boy and I are heading out first thing Tuesday morn for Idaho. Hes 11 and passed Hunters Ed this summer and is super excited to be going with "the guys" to deer camp this year! Have a few good whitetails picked out from the trail cams all summer so hopefully he can connect with a nice one. Weather should be perfect, starting Monday snow predicted for a week straight.

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Re: Who's Rattling Whitetails? 2017
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2017, 06:38:09 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!

What's your Facebook where I can find this ?

 If anyone is interested in seeing the live video PM me and I'll give you my info.
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