Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Ferny

When to Bleat, Rattle, or Grunt?

1 post in this topic

Hey Guy's, I have blind called during gun season every 30 minutes or so and NEVER attracted a thing. I bleated (can) at 4 out of range does last year and they all stopped and looked but wouldn't come in. I have grunted at deer and sometimes they stop and sometimes they don't?

The only time rattling ever worked was just before gun season last year. I saw a 8 pointer pestering a doe in a bean field. I pulled into the local park and snuck to about 300 yards away on the edge of beans and 6' tall grass with the deer upwind and very breezy.

I rattled the bag once and he didn't hear. I crashed the bag hard and got his attention then stopped. He left the doe and very casually snuck around through the tall grass. I saw him 3 times peeking over the grass looking for me. I last saw him about 75 yards to my right I think he was trying to get downwind of my? All of the sudden the weeds part 20' from me and anotherdoe comes out??? I never saw the buck again but I could have blasted him easy had it been open season and not in the metro!

My questions:

Are all bets off as soon as the first shots are fired or should I keep trying?

What cadence do you sucessfull callers use for blind grunting and rattling?

I hunt in Ottertail county during the gun season with crops nearby but in the woods.

Thanks,

Ferny.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0