Model 88, I hear ya. Most guys that guide need to have a real job to make ends meet. Not many guys get hired on a year round basis. Maybe one in a hundred.
I know some outfitters now that totally rely on guides who take their annual leave from work for two or three weeks and go and guide. It is OK for the single guys but the married guys tend to catch a lot of flack for obvious reasons.
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...