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Author Topic: Rattling in the southeast  (Read 1430 times)

Offline Hunt Master

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Rattling in the southeast
« on: July 10, 2008, 09:01:21 AM »
Has anyone had any luck rattling in the deep southeast?
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 03:56:27 PM »
I had a couple of  small 4 points come in to the rattle this past year.  Rut was in full swing so that maybe the reason why too.

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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 09:05:37 PM »
I've never had any luck with rattling.  My buddy from Excel has done very well in your neck of the woods rattling them in.  I'll have to get him onbaord here to share his secret!

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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 09:10:00 PM »
Please... I have never had it work...
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 09:33:48 PM »
Never...and i dont do it here any more... doesn't work where i hunt! Low grunts and bleats have worked for me in the south.

Might work on some 2000 acre private farm down here that hasn't been hunted in years but due to our long seasons here in the south the deer are too wise and cautious!
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 10:07:23 PM »
I have always heard that because our doe population is so out of control and the buck to doe ratio is so lopsided that bucks rairly fight over does or even range very far to look for one because there is a doe at every turn of the trail...

Any truth to this?
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 06:53:46 AM »
I don't believe that plays that much of a factor in it.  Dominant bucks are always going to take control of an area come the rut, any youngesters that come into it ususally get run off.

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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 12:36:52 AM »
I'm not sure what it is but it doesn't work for me where i hunt and dont know anyone around that has had success! I think if you just maybe tickled the horns together it may work in the right situation...who knows i'm sure i'll try it again this year.

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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 11:18:05 AM »
Ive had it work here in western ky a couple times but not much in past 10 or so years since its gotten real popular on the shows on the tv ??? i took a pretty good ten pointer by rattling in 97 the buck came in down wind circled and started to leave i rattled the horns again he turned and came in the rest is history.1997 not 97 bucks
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 10:56:35 AM »
Rattling works pretty well to call other hunters. Thats been my limited experience.

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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2008, 09:40:13 PM »
Our hunting camps are located in Monroe & Conecuh counties in south Alabama. Each year I have good results rattling.
In 1996 I rattled in my first buck a small 4pt...and from that day forward I was hook on rattling. My rattling antlers are a basket rack 8pt (95 b&c) with the G1's sawed off.
If you have a active buck in your area he will investigate the rattling. Many times you will never see the buck as he will go down wind to smell what bucks are fighting on his turf. The pre-rut/post rut are great times to rattle. Here are my favorite times to rattle between 8:00 am & 10:00am on a blue clear sky day. Give rattling a try once you bring that buck in and close the deal you will never go to the woods without your antlers.
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Re: Rattling in the southeast
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2008, 10:04:40 PM »
I always heard you want to use as large a rack as you can.  The concusion noise they make really echo through the woods.

 

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