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minniwinni91    0
minniwinni91

I was wondering what are some of your guy's favorite grunting patterns are? This is the first year i'm going to try grunting.

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First off, I'm a firm believer in not sounding like the biggest, baddest buck in the woods. Find yourself a grunt call that has an adjustable pitch. I like the TrueTalker. Depress the reed right at the base so it still makes a grunt (not a bleat). I offer three soft grunts - pause for a few seconds, offer two or three more and then waite a few minutes. Do that again, then put it away for a half hour or so. As with any new technique, it takes awhile to build confidence - but, I'm telling you - the grunt call WORKS. I have grunted in several in the past few years. (The last of which was a 6 and 7 pointer that I could barely hear sparing on Saturday night from my bow stand. I waited until there was a break in the action, gave 3 grunts and in they came. I arrowed the 7 pointer at 18 yards. My first bow-killed buck.)

I would not go in the woods without my grunt call.

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I am very similar only I don't wait a half hour, I grunt 5 or 6 times every 10-15 min. That way I don't miss any traveling bucks. It has really worked this fall, I've seen more bucks than ever. Tuesday I grunted in 3 different bucks. However, the last three days I haven't seen a one. It might be a better time now for the doe bleet with a little scent out. At least in my area I'm thinking about switching it up.

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I normally grunt 5-6 times every half hour or so. I have had times where deer don't even seem the least bit interested. Other times, I have had deer come running in to the grunting. One thing I would reccommend in addition to grunting is using a doe bleating call of some sort. I really like the Primos can calls. These calls will make even the little forkhorns run in. I teased a forkhorn opening evening for 35 min with the can call and he passed under my stand crossing the trail 7 different times looking for that doe. I am totally sold on the can call in addition to the grunting.

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Hello guys,I wanted to know about adding rattling to your grunting?Any thoughts?c63

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I normally rattle about every 45 minutes. I am still a novice with rattling and haven't seen a huge reation to it. I always like to practice on deer that are "non shooters" to see how they respond to things. I know that during the peak rut rattling will attract the dominant bucks in the areas, but what about the smaller bucks that had lost an earlier fight with the big boys. Would they then be less apt to come into rattling? This is my dilemma. I stll rattle, but am a little bit unsure of the best way to do it.

Does anyone else have a different opinion?

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What if your not sure there is any bucks in the area? Should you still be calling and rattling? I'm new to deer hunting also.

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I think that if you are unsure of an area and whether or not bucks may be around, it doesn't hurt to rattle a little and grunt. If you know that there are bucks working a particular area by seeing rubs or scrapes, I would definately be working the different calls. I have talked with many people in the past couple of days and they have had great success with the can calls getting the bucks to move in. If you don't have one of these, I would highly reccommend you adding one to your collection.

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Many of the people on hear have great tips on calling. This last weekend I used one of them and it worked. First I rattled in a decent 8 pointer twice, the first time he came in upwind, working his way downwind, bucks generally come from the downwind direction, I hit the rattle again after 10 minutes and he came full circle from the other direction. I always grunt before, and at the end of rattling sessions. The one good tip that I got off this site was using the can, I saw a deer behind some cedars 50 yards below me, I could only see the feet, I grunted and the deer stopped but never came in, I remembered reading about hitting the can 5-6 times in a row real quick, I did that and two bucks came running up at me. One was little fork that I let go and the other was a busted up six that I shot with the bow. I've never had good luck with the can until then.

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One thing to keep in mind is that they will circle downwind to scent check you. this can get you busted. So be sure to keep scent control in the front of your mind and wind direction as well!!!

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