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Author Topic: I would like to try to rattle in a buck this year but don't have a set of antler  (Read 2209 times)

Offline bod

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What can I use until I get my first set.

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look up 'deer society' they have a kit, set of antlers(fake, but designed to be real deal), grunt tube(quite a few different sounds) and an instructional dvd/cd. i bought end of last season so havent put to use yet but im excited to try this year
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Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Where ya at?
I worry about belonging to a club that accepts people like me as members.

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 You have plenty of time to acquire a real set of antlers. Either in a garage sale or online. Maybe check with a local taxidermist too. Look for a set with better than average mass. If I had to go back and buy the set of sheds I found in the woods, knowing what they have done for me, I'd pay over $1,000 for them.
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You have plenty of time to acquire a real set of antlers. Either in a garage sale or online. Maybe check with a local taxidermist too. Look for a set with better than average mass. If I had to go back and buy the set of sheds I found in the woods, knowing what they have done for me, I'd pay over $1,000 for them.

What he said.... but, check out the local antique stores.  They more often than not have some old deer antlers that you can get for pretty cheap.. Cut them sharp tips off and have at it! 
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You have plenty of time to acquire a real set of antlers. Either in a garage sale or online. Maybe check with a local taxidermist too. Look for a set with better than average mass. If I had to go back and buy the set of sheds I found in the woods, knowing what they have done for me, I'd pay over $1,000 for them.

I have a set I'll send to you for $500


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Not trying to thread jack but whats wrong with a rattle bag?
I've seen them at cabelas. I've seen them used successfully on hunting programs.
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I have been able to bring in and harvest Blacktails by rattling them with a rattle bag.  It came from Sportco and was a Primos product.  It has a soft outer container and plastic logs inside it.  I cannot speak for real antlers because I have a hard time finding sheds.  The bag has worked in multiple seasons for me.

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Not trying to thread jack but whats wrong with a rattle bag?
I've seen them at cabelas. I've seen them used successfully on hunting programs.
The link I posted takes him to all those,i don't see any problem with rattle bag,better than two sticks. :chuckle:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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My :twocents: is nothing sounds even close then the real deal and if they are real dry soak the horns in water for a day or two in other words listen wisely to 3nails

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Sorry it was not a Primos product.  It looks like the Flextone Battle Bag from the link Hunter 399 provided.  Good luck.  I halted a nice three by three Blacktail in his tracks with the rattle bag.  Came right in under my tree.

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Not that I've had much success rattling with real bone or a bag, but a rattle bag is much easier to carry around.

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....and those little plastic jobs like the Nate and Hale pack well - I've had quite a few bucks respond to those.
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