Late season calls?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by jritz27, Nov 25, 2021 at 9:04 PM.

  1. jritz27

    jritz27 Spike

    Sep 2, 2012
    eastern ky
    Anyone had any luck with can or grunt calls during late season?
  2. Campfire

    Campfire 6 pointer

    Oct 24, 2019
    No but last year late season best hunts I had all year. Hunt the food in afternoons. Also be few does in heat.
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  3. jritz27

    jritz27 Spike

    Sep 2, 2012
    eastern ky
    Good deal I’ll try that thanks
  4. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    Latest for me was Dec 12. Hit a grunt call and had a basket rack 10 follow a big old doe into a field edge. I shot the doe. Hard to say if my grunt had anything to do with the equation.
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  5. Little FR

    Little FR 6 pointer

    Nov 10, 2021
    West Kentucky
    I still bleat some in late season (I revert back to the higher longer bleats, as I’m after doe) This far in the game the deer in my area have been pounded pretty hard with everything Primos sells including rattling. Most calls are spookers not drawers.
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  6. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    It’s been a few years now but had back to back seasons of rattling in nice bucks during late ML. Also, we’ve had like 4 straight years of late season rut behavior and activity where I hunt and from what I’ve observed hunting so far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see December blow up with rubs, scrapes, and chasing this year as well.
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  7. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    Buddy of mine grunted in a small buck this afternoon to right under his stand. The buck then went across a ditch and went up a ridge so he grunted a couple more times and that buck ran back down the ridge to within 10 yds of his stand again. So it’s not to late yet for success in calling.
  8. jritz27

    jritz27 Spike

    Sep 2, 2012
    eastern ky
    I really appreciate all the info. I need all help I can get lol
  9. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2013
    Best late season call is the sound of a feeder spinning throwing out corn IMO
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  10. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Corn is king as soon as/if it gets cold
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  11. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

    Nov 28, 2013
    Forget calls go scout for fresh sign. Not sign, fresh sign. Find where the deer are and a call won’t matter too much.
    Now I’ve grunted in some even during January or at least they came in when I grunted. but like most hunting, find where the animal or fowl is and wants be and that’s more important than anything else.
  12. Onthedge

    Onthedge 6 pointer

    Dec 11, 2020
    South East Ky
    This 100%
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  13. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Can’t kill them where they ain’t.
  14. Little FR

    Little FR 6 pointer

    Nov 10, 2021
    West Kentucky
    I already know where they are not, all the stands I’ve hunted. This is when I start popping up in weird places on properties and get a new feel for their pressure adjusted movements.

    Sometimes that just means sitting on a hilltop in a ghillie suit with binoculars. Finding sign is all good and well but if you know you have deer in the area, knowing “when” they are using it is most critical.

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