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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2012, 10:49:44 PM »
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2012, 11:26:54 AM »
You're spot on with your technique 3nails, that is pretty much exactly how I rattle as well. Its really kind of funny when I take someone with me cause they think there is no way your gonna get something to come in making all that racket, kicking trees, breaking branches and such. Many have changed there minds though when they see those bucks come running in and skidding to a halt just feet away.

Here is a picture of one I took back in 1992, shot him at 10yrs in some very thick brush. he did'nt come running in but i could hear him tearing up the brush and grunting about 60yds out. Took him about another 10minutes or so to close the distance to where I could get a clean shot.
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2012, 11:44:22 AM »
3nails,

lets hear your mule deer rattling strategy.  :dunno:

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2012, 07:08:29 PM »
Way more patience, predator call works even better.

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2012, 07:22:39 PM »
I've noted a couple of times when coyote hunting that a soft fawn call has brought in mule bucks.

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2012, 08:27:40 PM »
any luck rattling a Blacktail?  If said before in the thread I am sorry for asking again.

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2012, 08:50:29 PM »
Elkslayer- That's a dandy! I hope a few members are inspired to "do" it this year. Not just "try". The hardest part for me when I started was field judging in 1.5 seconds. :chuckle: Anyone can do this and once they do I doubt they'll want to kill a buck any other way. Kind of anti-climactic.
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2012, 08:53:42 PM »
3nails,

lets hear your mule deer rattling strategy.  :dunno:
I have no idea. Wish I had time to find a way.
any luck rattling a Blacktail?  If said before in the thread I am sorry for asking again.
I've tried very little. Maybe I'll try this year.
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2012, 10:48:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing all the good info!! My daughter and I really excited to try it out this November. Will post pics if successful.

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #59 on: August 03, 2012, 03:44:41 AM »
Thanks for sharing all the good info!! My daughter and I really excited to try it out this November. Will post pics if successful.
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2012, 05:31:40 AM »
Thanks for posting 3nails, great info

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2012, 05:54:52 AM »
what seasons do you successful hunters hunt when rattling is the best.  considering the season dates for each weapon?  archery season or rifle season?
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2012, 07:45:52 AM »
Great info! Inspiring pictures too. Will be putting some of these tactics to use in Nov. Thanks!
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2012, 11:54:51 PM »
All november hunts you can rattle bucks in.. rifle late buck in northeast is a good hunt and so is the archery season in north central.. 

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2012, 08:43:01 PM »
I've rattled a few small black tails in on the late rifle hunt, but had no luck a week later during archery, for what that's worth.   Has anyone successfully got a mulie this way?

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2012, 08:51:06 PM »
they have come in to the horns on accident... There is no muley rut season around here..

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2012, 07:21:31 AM »
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Has anyone successfully got a mulie this way?

I don't think I have killed any this way, but have rattled in and photographed plenty

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2012, 12:48:43 AM »
Im one of those guys thats "tried it" and after being unsuccesful deemed that it only works in texas on tv  :chuckle: Awesome to see someone whos had alot of succes with it.
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2012, 02:44:29 PM »
I rattle this blacktail in last season....i was sitting just over the edge of a landing overlooking a huge clearcut....it was 12pm and havent seen anything for a couple hrs so i got out my 3pt rack from the previous year and started rattling, stomping and beating brush...i did it for about 5min....after glassing for 10 min this guy was standing on the timber line....he didnt make it much farther...this was the end of oct.



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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2012, 09:21:12 PM »
I rattle this blacktail in last season....i was sitting just over the edge of a landing overlooking a huge clearcut....it was 12pm and havent seen anything for a couple hrs so i got out my 3pt rack from the previous year and started rattling, stomping and beating brush...i did it for about 5min....after glassing for 10 min this guy was standing on the timber line....he didnt make it much farther...this was the end of oct.




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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2012, 06:29:33 PM »
 I just wanted to add that if you are planning on rattling in Idaho, where hunter orange is not required and you don't normally wear it there, you may want to reconsider. At least put out some orange on a branch next to you. Wolf season is open also so irresponsible hunters may be more apt to take shots at movement in the brush. :twocents:
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #71 on: November 03, 2012, 02:12:58 PM »
Congratulations :IBCOOL:, a trophy animal for sure. :tup:
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #72 on: November 03, 2012, 06:21:06 PM »
pre rut is starting to rev up i saw a small buck chase a doe today for about twenty min two feet off her a** the whole time. It will be rattle time in a few more days

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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2012, 06:29:38 PM »
Puttin the horns in the bucket for a good soak in preparation for MT next week! :IBCOOL:
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Re: Rattling whitetails
« Reply #74 on: November 03, 2012, 06:30:31 PM »
Tried it quite a few times with no success.  It's too much fun to stop trying, though.  :tup:
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