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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 05:10:16 PM »
with the seasons the way they are in washington, when have you found it to be most effective to rattle?  if you had an ideal period, with respect to the season dates, when would it be?  rifle or archery?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 05:13:44 PM »
very end of october to about the 10th of november has been the window of activity for us.

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
does it trickle as long as late november, or is that considered post rut and they don't rattle then.  sure do see a lot of guys with bucks that have swollen necks. 
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2012, 05:23:59 PM »
with the seasons the way they are in washington, when have you found it to be most effective to rattle?  if you had an ideal period, with respect to the season dates, when would it be?  rifle or archery?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 05:54:52 PM »
so that really means buying a rifle tag, even though i will be hunting them archery.  that stinks
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 06:09:54 PM »
My first time rattling a deer.  Archery from a treestand.  I would love to hear some techniques and tricks if you have them, cuz I am hooked!!!
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 06:12:04 PM »
 :drool:  gawwwlee
what was the date?  time of year?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2012, 06:32:14 PM »
Awesome bucks 3 nails and obviously yours too Riverrat.


I find early better, but its really sporadic, when they are on they are ON!  Its really fun having multiple bucks come in.  Most of my whitetail shots are from rattled bucks.   I miss way more than I get on film.   
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2012, 06:37:57 PM »
My first time rattling a deer.  Archery from a treestand.  I would love to hear some techniques and tricks if you have them, cuz I am hooked!!!

washington?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2012, 06:52:34 PM »
 That's daddy rabbit right there RIVERRAT! :chuckle: Doing it again this year? Once one comes to the horns ain't no goin back.  :tup:
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2012, 09:34:11 PM »
 Did you score that buck?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2012, 10:53:58 AM »
Rattled this guy in early in the late season last year.


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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
You ever had any luck rattling blacktails?

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 06:10:11 PM »
Nice Kopper! Shane- Not yet. I've given it minimal effort since I already love the way I hunt them.
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