Just got drawn for archery elk hunt near Angel Fire, NM. In a typical year, is it better to go the first week of September or towards the end of the season? Season is Sept. 1-22. Any info is appreciated!!!
Unit 49 will be a tuff hunt. i would try and hunt the later part of the hunt. some nice bulls if you can find them.. never hunted there but know a few people who have. i will ask them and let you know. what part of texas do you live.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...