They will work on curious animals, and it will help keep the animals attention, so that you can get a good shot. 9 times out of 10 are the younger animals that are looking in pre rut, the big ones ussually wait til rut is full swing, I guess it depends on want your looking for, trophy, or meat.
the plan is to shoot a doe early and fill my frezer so then i can concentrate on getting a dandy buck to walk past my stand. by early i mean the first day i go out so sept. 24 ill start on that buck i hope.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....