One thing that you will learn about calls is that unless you have the time to learn how to use them the worst time to try and learn is when you are out hunting.
It really hurts my ears and makes me cringe when I hear many of the sounds that a lot of the Bubbas make with elk bugles on shows on the Outdoor channels.
I've hunted antelope for many years in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana and have killed several dozen of them. I've been close enough to them to hear them biteing off bunches of grass that they were eating. They probably do some type of communication, but the only time I've ever heard one make a noise was once when I grabbed a young buck to free him from a barb wire fence that he had tried to jump over. He bawled like a domestic sheep until we got him out of the fence.
Thanks for the info. I figured that they sound like a some kind of sheep sound. I was just wondering about the calls, i saw one for sell and thought it was weird to see one. I have a hard enough time with other calls that i will just go with luck, not sound!!
Although I have never used them I have seen some videos and read a bunch of stories. Unless you are archery hunting for them I think the use of any call would be pretty limited. In conjuntion with a decoy as long as you had the sound right I think it could be very effective. But for me using a rifle I rarely get close enough to hear what they are talking about. I have gotten as close as 40 yards a couple of times when the rut was going but I did not have a buck tag at the time and a call would not have been needed as all the males were acting pretty stupid.
Try that Call-M-All Game call that was mensioned previously in the other discussion. I meant to myself. I just didn't draw a tag this year so I never got around to getting the call. I still plan on buying one and heading into an area of antelope just to try it out, even if I don't hunt them this season.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...