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Offline Kc_Kracker

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Rattling n estrus right now
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:52:33 PM »
Is it too early? Does it even help right now for blacktail

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Re: Rattling n estrus right now
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 05:36:24 PM »
Never too early to tickle some antlers together from Oct 10th onward. Not saying it's ideal, but you never know. I got a whiff of a stinky buck yesterday with wind coming off a hill but never put eyes on him.

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Re: Rattling n estrus right now
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 07:12:40 PM »
Good answer.  You should never be surprised if a buck comes in to rattling.  Similarly, you should never be surprised that they didn't.  Think of it a a tool in your box.  Worth a try.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
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Re: Rattling n estrus right now
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 03:00:40 PM »
I saw a great BT yesterday morning with a doe and fawn. Couldn't shoot, too fsr. He split off from them pretty quick, but I know where I'll be looking on Saturday morning. Been hearing from others that they been seeing bucks  having does already.
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Re: Rattling n estrus right now
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 04:51:05 PM »
Rattling can work anytime!  Hell, I rattled up a buck during late archery (end of December) with tapping my arrow on my riser.   :chuckle:

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Re: Rattling n estrus right now
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 05:20:04 PM »
Big mule deer this morning with a puffy throat, lip curled, and chasing around a couple does. I told my dad he’d better shoot him as that bucks gotta have a brain tumor or something. It’s been late November weather so maybe he was a bit confused
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