Late Season Calling/Rattling

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  1. Bowafide

    Bowafide Weekend Warrior

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    In the past week I have been out a few different times, mainly hunting evenings. I have decreased the amount of grunting and rattling I started with in early November, but have still been trying. Last week I tried rattling on both of my hunting spots to no avail. Even when deer started to show up later, they skirted my area and were not interested when I grunted or rattled at them. The land I hunt has small tree groves with open pasture and hilly terrain surrounding it. In my neck of the woods, I believe the rut is starting to taper off. What is your guys' opinion and experience with post-rut calling and rattling? Do you quit rattling all together? Thanks for the input.
     
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    You should move positions to where the deer are skirting your area and try to set up closer to their trails. I still grunt late into the season until the rut ends. There may be some bucks that still are in the rut that will be attracted to your calls. I have never been big into rattling but may get the bag rattle for next season. Good luck with the rest of your season.
     
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    Grunted a deer in 2x just over a week ago to get a shot. Only after he walked out of range of my set up. Worked like a charm, nothing to aggressive, but man he was interested...
     
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    the rut is far from over
     
  5. Bowafide

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    I realize the rut isn't over, I'm still seeing bucks chasin. im wondering what people implement for calling tactics as things begin slowing down. Do you change the way you call?
     
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    BigPhil_H Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I actually rattled my first buck in tonight. I haven't had any luck what so ever in the last few years trying, but hearing success stories, I've always want to accomplish it. Although it was only a spike, he came in to 40 yards, from 150. I used a set of horns I cut off a buck that got hit by a car a few years go. I didn't bang and clash them together like it two mature bucks, I more or less put them together like 2 bucks testing the waters
     

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