Rattlin'

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by DEERMD, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. DEERMD

    DEERMD 8 pointer

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    Ok truth... How many have rattled in a buck?
     
  2. Jpierce1

    Jpierce1 6 pointer

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    Only one buck I can say came in specifically to the rattling, and not by coincidence. I've had others come in after rattling, but I cant say for sure that they wouldn't have come by on their own otherwise.
     
  3. toxic

    toxic 10 pointer

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    Not a single one
     
  4. Rut-n-Strut

    Rut-n-Strut 8 pointer

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    I've tried to rattle blind and not had much luck. I've tried it with deer around and they've either ignored it or ran off only to come back later on (does).

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  5. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    have rattled in a few.
     
  6. willy09

    willy09 Banned

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    One spike, I grunted at a decent 8 this Mornin and he jumped and ran like I shot at him
     
  7. Thunder Head

    Thunder Head 8 pointer

    Ive rattled in probably 8-10. Only one shooter. I think you really have to catch one in the mood. Rattled in two 2.5 year old bucks one time. They got into a fight about 60 yards from me. After the loser limped off, the victor came in looking for more with blood running from his mouth.
     
  8. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    A few over the years but none this year.


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  9. sbracken

    sbracken 6 pointer

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    In '07, I was in a tree in a creek bottom when 2 bucks ran a doe down through the field adjacent to creekbottom. When the commotion stopped, I did a little rattling and grunting one of the bucks ran back up the field into my crosshairs. Hes on my wall. Saturday, I saw a buck chasing does out in a field. When things settled down., I rattled lightly. At first he ignored me. I rattled more aggressely and through in a few light grunts and he turned and walked straight to me like a spring cobbler. When he came in the woods, he took the only route past my stand that didn't give a shot. Nice chocolate racked 9. Rattling cold . . . No luck. But it stands to reason that there are often bucks in one's vicinity that would be receptive to rattling whether they are on your radar or not
     
  10. lcaktz

    lcaktz 6 pointer

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    I rattled once and a 5 pointer came strolling in 2 hours after I rattled. Coincidence!!! Maybe
     
  11. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

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    I've rattled in several. If you're not where you can see for a long way, you may have rattled in more than you know.....
     
  12. Nocturnal_2012

    Nocturnal_2012 6 pointer

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    No luck rattling here at all but its usually been from my stand and I only have 20 visible yards behind me before a steep ridgeline,and in front of my stand 25-30 yards than drops down into a steep gully.
     
  13. kywallace69

    kywallace69 12 pointer

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    Glad u asked. Yesterday evening I went over to a thicket down from a field where I know deer bed. I got up on a rock and said that I' ll try a little rattling and rattled kinda aggressively for about a minute. Within seconds I heard a deer running up the hill from the thicket at me. I said to myself you got to be kiddin. Got my gun up and got ready. Saw antlers and he walked over to within about 10 yards. I aimed and shot. However a branch was in my way and the bullet didn't hit the deer. At least I don think. I search for blood for 2 hours and followed is trail form200 yards. First time in my life I rattled a deer in. Can't believe I missed. It was pretty cool though.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I rattled in two small bucks this weekend. Both came in at a trot on a string, spoiling for a fight.
     
  15. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Rattle around here and you might get shot at doing it.
     

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