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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

kindof a stupid question but can you rattle in mulies with whitetail antlers,
i couldn't see why not but you never know because of the way mulies antlers are shaped compaired to whitetails. they might make a differnt sound that mulies know that its just whities fighting.
just thought i would ask

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

the antlers shouldn't matter, whether they're whitetails or mulies. As a rule mulies do not respond like whitetails do to rattling. This technique works very well on whitetails. Saying that, if you find a mule deer in full rut, he may very well respond to rattling.

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

what do you find works better then?
calling or should that be a relativly full rut thing too

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

If I were calling I would stick with a fawn in distress call. I have seen this call work any time of the year. Good luck and good hunting!

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

We have had a little success with grunt tubes on Mulies. The main way I have hunted them is spot and stalk. Once is a while we will do some small drives through quakie stands or deep, thick draws. The fawn bleet might also get their attention.

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

i've really want to get into spot and stalking
i'm gonna try the fawn blet for sure this year
thanx guys!

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

I used a can call and a buck grunt to succesfully call in a mule deer. Unfortunatly the mulie was to small to shoot. But i have done it before.
The little spike acted just like any whitetail i have called in.

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attracking mulies on whitetail antler rattles

I've never heard of calling a mulie using ANY method! Mule deer don't rut until November 17th when all the Deer seasons are over here in Colorado! I have read many articles about mule deer and how you can't call them in as well.

Spot/Stalk is the primary method for mulies.......plenty of scouting early in the year to figure their routes out help as well.

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JPOutfitters we have called in many muledeer over the years with a fawn in distress mouth call. I bought my father the primos deer cans (the doe and fawn bleat) and they have been working during 3rd season, but we have a better reaction with the fawn in distress.

Good luck and good hunting!

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We'll have to try some fawn distress calls later this year!!! Thanks for the input.....

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jp

we do have mulie hunts in the rut. I am in idaho.

tim

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